Surviving U.S. veterans of World War II

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Two World War II veterans: President John F. Kennedy and Rep. John Dingell.

There were 16,112,566 members of the United States Armed Forces during World War II. There were 291,557 battle deaths, 113,842 other deaths in service (non-theater), and 670,846 non-mortal woundings. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, around 558,000 American veterans from the war were estimated to still be alive in September 2017.[1]

Medal of Honor recipients[edit]

During this conflict 464 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor, 266 of them posthumously. Additionally, the only Medal of Honor recipient in the history of the United States Coast Guard, Douglas Albert Munro, received the Medal for his actions during this war.[2] There are currently four living World War II Medal of Honor recipients.[3]


In 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that 362 American World War II veterans died every day.[1]

Veterans associations[edit]

Active US World War II survivors associations include the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, United States Submarine Veterans of World War II (many State Chapters active), Navajo Nation Code Talker Association, and the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.

Notable veterans[edit]

See also[edit]

Other US wars

Specific groups

Other lists


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  2. ^ "Medal of Honor Statistics". US Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  3. ^ "Living Recipients". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2014-02-23.