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World War II Veteran

U.S. veterans of World War II

16,112,566 individuals were 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.

 

In November 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that approximately 1,711,000 American veterans were still living.

 

Approximately 850 American World War II veterans die every day. The median age for a World War II veteran in February 2009 was 86 years.

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Taken on June 19, 2012