Hirō Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer would fought in World War 2 and did not surrender in 1945. After he spent 29 years holding out in the Philippinies where he performed guerilla warfare, his former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty in 1974.
„Every Japanese soldier was prepared for death, but as an intelligence officer I was ordered to conduct guerrilla warfare and not to die. I had to follow my orders, as I was a soldier.“ – Hirō Onoda
Here is Stoessi’s Heroes impression of Hiroo Onoda before the end of the war:
If you want to learn more about him, take a look at this short video:
He will soon be available via our shop and via our resellers.
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2 Replies to “Meet the Heroes: Japanese Imperial Army – 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda”
You forgot to add that he killed 30 Filipino civilians during his hideout. What a hero!
Are you going to make Sakae Oba? The Fox of Saipan?