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Yokoi's Cave

  • Vicinity: Address Restricted, replica in Talofofo Falls Resort Park, Talofofo
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

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Yokoi's Cave


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1944/08/00 American forces recapture of the Japanese-held island of Guam. Left behind by the retreating Japanese forces, Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi hides rather than surrender to the Americans. American Recapture the Island of Guam
1972/01/24 After 28 years of hiding in the jungle, Imperial Japanese Army Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi is discovered by farmers. After surrendering, he is sent home to Japan, where he is hailed as a national hero. Yokoi will marry and return to Guam for his honeymoon. Imperial Japan Surrenders

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Particulars for Yokoi's Cave:
Historic Use Conservation Area
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Sight Category Site
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 80004244
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Significant Year: 1944, 1972
Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Conservation area
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function:

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