Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
Hiroo Onoda
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Military Personnel
    (March 19, 1922-January 16, 2014)
    Occpuation: Intelligence Officer 2nd Lt. Japanese Imperial Army
    Hiroo Onoda is the last Japanese Soldier to surrender from official duty during WW II (1974)
    He was assigned to an outpost on Lubang Island in the Philippines on December 30, 1944, when the Japanese occupied the country.
    He refused to leave his outpost after being found alive in 1974. He also refused to believe that the war was over, even after being told several times.
    His commanding officer had to be found and taken to the Philippines so he could give Onoda an official surrender.
    He was found with his .25 caliber rifle, 500 rounds of ammunition and several hand grenades.
    The government of the Philippines threatened to arrest him if he did not leave his outpost in 1974.
    When he finally accepted that the war was over, he wept openly.
    It was hard for him to adjust to normal life in Japan, so he retired to a farm in Brazil.
    He revisited Lubang Island in 1996, to pay his last respects.

Credit: Break Dancing Robot

    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 33 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 145 Votes: 59.31% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 113 Votes: 53.10% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 31 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 92 Votes: 63.04% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 692 Votes: 46.68% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 194 Votes: 58.76% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 424 Votes: 62.97% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 641 Votes: 55.38% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1608 Votes: 61.50% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News