Editor’s Note: Frank Buckles died on Sunday, February 27, 2011 of natural causes. He was 110 years old and the last surviving American veteran of World War I.
How many ww2 veterans are still alive 2021?
The passing of the WWII generation They are dying quickly—according to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, 240,329 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are alive in 2021.
Are there any World War II veterans still alive?
There are about 326,000 American World War II veterans alive today, according to federal data from earlier this year, a small fraction of the 16 million Americans who served during the conflict.
How old is the youngest ww2 veteran?
Calvin Leon Graham (April 3, 1930 – November 6, 1992) was the youngest U.S. serviceman to serve and fight during World War II. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Navy from Houston, Texas on August 15, 1942, at the age of 12. His case was similar to that of Jack W.