Hiroo Onoda




Age: 91


Summary: Japanese intelligence officer who became the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender 29 years after the end of World War II, but who had surrendered only when his former commander flew there in 1974 to reserve his 1945 orders to stay behind and spy on American troops.



Cause of Death: Heart failure


Born: March 19, 1922


Died: January 16, 2014


Location: Tokyo, Japan