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The Katayama Detachment from the IJA 2nd Division fought small actions near Akiyama heights, or Heights 997 on 6th-10 September 1939. 2nd Division (and the 4th Division) was attached to Japanese Sixth Army in the Battle of Khalkhin Gol as reinforcement for a projected counterattack that was canceled when a cease fire was signed.

Katayama Detachment

  • 15th Infantry Brigade
    • 16th Infantry Regiment
    • 30th Infantry Regiment
  • 1 Field Artillery battalion


  • Coox, Alvin D., Nomonhan, Japan Against Russia, 1939. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA: 1985.

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