Who is the youngest ww2 vet still alive?
Re: What is age of the youngest surviving WWII veteran.
John Tosh, the Director of the Texas Air Museum in San Antonio, Texas, is 87 and still going strong.
He is a member of the Veterans of Underage Military Service, being only 15 or so when he enlisted in the U.S.Army..
How many ww2 vets are still alive 2019?
Only 389,292 of the 16 million who served in the war are still alive. But, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, we are losing more than 290 veterans a day.
What was the oldest age drafted in WWII?
The oldest age was 44 until 13 November 1942 when it was lowered to 37. The Selective Service Act, inaugurated on September 16, 1940, applied to men from their 21st birthday through the last day of their 44th year for potential enlistment, while men 18 through 65 had to register for the draft.
Is Germany still paying for ww2?
This still left Germany with debts it had incurred in order to finance the reparations, and these were revised by the Agreement on German External Debts in 1953. After another pause pending the reunification of Germany, the last installment of these debt repayments was paid on 3 October 2010.
What were the odds of surviving ww2?
Approximately 16 million Americans wore the uniform in WWII, and 290,000 died in combat. So, just under 2%. Another 115,000 died non-combat deaths, so now you’re up to 4%. The odds change, of course, depending on where – or if – you saw combat.