Hiroo Onoda (小野田 寛郎 Onoda Hiroo?, born March 19, 1922) is a former Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II and did not surrender in 1945. In 1974 his former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty. Onoda had spent almost 30 years holding out in the Philippines. He held the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army.

Hiroo Onoda (小野田 寛郎 Onoda Hiroo?, born March 19, 1922) is a former Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II and did not surrender in 1945. In 1974 his former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty. Onoda had spent almost 30 years holding out in the Philippines. He held the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army.

Hiroo Onoda, en imágenes | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Hiroo Onoda, en imágenes | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier to surrender after the second world war – in pictures

Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier to surrender after the second world war – in pictures

Hiroo Onoda, WWII Soldier Who Followed His Last Command for 29 Years…. his last command was "stand and fight" and the major promised to come back for him. He didn't believe the war was over until 29 years later, when the major returned.

Hiroo Onoda, WWII Soldier Who Followed His Last Command for 29 Years…. his last command was "stand and fight" and the major promised to come back for him. He didn't believe the war was over until 29 years later, when the major returned.

Hiroo Onoda, Japanese Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for 29 years, not knowing the war was over, does at 91 - NYTimes.com

Hiroo Onoda, Japanese Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for 29 years, not knowing the war was over, does at 91 - NYTimes.com

"Television  may be convenient but it has no influence on my life" - Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com

"Television may be convenient but it has no influence on my life" - Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com

WWII Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda who hid in the jungles of Lubang Island in the Phillipines making small raids for 29 years. They finally convinced him the war was over in 1974.

WWII Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda who hid in the jungles of Lubang Island in the Phillipines making small raids for 29 years. They finally convinced him the war was over in 1974.

April 22, 2015 - Remembering Hiroo Onoda: Japanese Soldier who Fought WWII for 29 Years After It Ended!

April 22, 2015 - Remembering Hiroo Onoda: Japanese Soldier who Fought WWII for 29 Years After It Ended!

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