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Katakura was a major with the War Ministry during the February 1936 Incident, and was badly wounded trying to face down the rebellious officers at the War Minister's residence.
By 1943 he was on the staff of Burma
Area Army, where he strongly opposed Mutaguchi's plan for U-Go. However, he dropped his opposition after Inada, who also opposed the operation, was scapegoated and transferred.
Katakura later commanded 202 Division,
one of the divisions hastily
raised in the final months of the war.
||Chief, Policy Section, Kwantung Army
||Commander, 39 Regiment
||Head, Research Department,
Toyama Army Infantry School
||Staff, 15 Army
||Chief, Maneuvers Section, Burma
||Chief of staff, 33 Army, Burma
||Army Aeronautical Department
||Commander, Shimoshidzu Air Training Division|
||Commander, 202 Division
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