How many World War 2 veterans are still alive?

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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 496,777 of the roughly 16 million American World War II veterans are still alive as of 2018. About 370 World War II veterans die each day.

The youngest veterans are in their 80’s while the oldest are over 100 years old.

INTERESTING FACTS
  1. Over 400,000 Americans died during World War II.
  2. Over 60 million people were killed during World War II, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).
  3. Only about 20% of males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 survived the war.
  4. Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak’ to describe hamburgers during World War II to avoid sounding German.
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INTERESTING REFERENCES
  1. NationalWW2Museum.com – Frequently Asked Questions
  2. CNN.com – This 20-year-old wants to interview every WWII combat veteran he can before it’s too late
  3. NationalWW2Museum.com – WWII Veteran Statistics
  4. BusinessInsider.com – 21 rare and weird facts about World War II

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