09 Mar 74: After nearly thirty years of hiding in the mountains in the Philippines, 2nd Lt Hiroo Onoda, the second to the last Japanese holdout, finally surrenders after he is personally issued orders relieving him of duty by his former commander. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0309&s=740309 #WWII

09 Mar 74: After nearly thirty years of hiding in the mountains in the Philippines, 2nd Lt Hiroo Onoda, the second to the last Japanese holdout, finally surrenders after he is personally issued orders relieving him of duty by his former commander. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0309&s=740309 #WWII

Hiroo Onoda, Solider Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com

Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91

Hiroo Onoda, Solider Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com

Long war: Hiroo Onoda surrenders on Lubang Island, the Philippines, in 1974.

Long war: Hiroo Onoda surrenders on Lubang Island, the Philippines, in 1974.

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldnt Surrender via @learninghistory

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldnt Surrender via @learninghistory

Hiroo Onoda in 2007. The last WWII soldier who didn't surrender until 1974.

Hiroo Onoda

Hiroo Onoda in 2007. The last WWII soldier who didn't surrender until 1974.

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

The former imperial army intelligence officer remained on the Philippine island of Lubang for nearly 29 years without knowledge of Japan's surrender in the second world war. He has died at a Tokyo hospital aged 91

The last WWII soldier: didn't surrender until 1974! I remember reading about this in People magazine. His mom was still alive at the time and the photo of she and him were enough to make you cry.

The last WWII soldier: didn't surrender until 1974! I remember reading about this in People magazine. His mom was still alive at the time and the photo of she and him were enough to make you cry.

Death Summary: Hiroo Onoda died of heart failure at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo due to complications from pneumonia. He was 9...

Death Summary: Hiroo Onoda died of heart failure at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo due to complications from pneumonia. He was 9...

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldn’t Surrender

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldn’t Surrender

Hiroo Onoda | NO SURRENDER- Lt.Hiroo Onoda, Japanese Imperial Army

Hiroo Onoda | NO SURRENDER- Lt.Hiroo Onoda, Japanese Imperial Army

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