Hiroo Onoda, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hiroo Onoda

Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer

Date of Birth: 19-Mar-1922

Place of Birth: Kainan, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 16-Jan-2014

Profession: military personnel, autobiographer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Hiroo Onoda

  • Hiro "Hiroo" Onoda (??? ??, Onoda Hiro, 19 March 1922 – 16 January 2014) was an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II and was a Japanese holdout who did not surrender at war's end in August 1945.
  • After the war ended Onoda spent 29 years hiding out in the Philippines until his former commander traveled from Japan to formally relieve him from duty by order of Emperor Showa in 1974.
  • He held the rank of second lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army.
  • He was the penultimate Japanese soldier to surrender, with Teruo Nakamura surrendering later in 1974.

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