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The following is a list of the oldest veterans of World War II. Those included on this list are above the age of 108.

Living

Rank Name Sex Birth Age as of 19 Jul 2018 Country
1 Gustav Gerneth [1] M 15 Oct 1905

112 years, 277 days

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2 Richard Overton [2] M 11 May 1906

112 years, 69 days

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3 Gerhart Schneider

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M 13 Mar 1908

110 years, 128 days

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4 Alf Smith [4] M 29 Mar 1908

110 years, 112 days

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5 Walter Stürzebecher [5] M 25 July 1908

109 years, 359 days

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6 Curtis Tigard [6] M 13 Apr 1909

109 years, 97 days

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7 Lawrence Brooks [3] M 11 Sept 1909

108 years, 311 days

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8 Karl-Heinz Buschen [4] M 20 Nov 1909

109 years, 241 days

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9 Herbert Kreibich [5] M 24 Mar 1910

108 years, 117 days

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10 Georges Loinger M 29 Aug 1910

107 years, 324 days

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Chronology

Gustav Gerneth is the current oldest veteran of World War II.

Deceased

      Verified / Under 110       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Country
Emma Didlake F 13 Mar 190416 Aug 2015 111 years, 154 days USA FlagUSA
Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski M 19 July 18946 Dec 2005 111 years, 140 days UKR FlagUKRUK Flag UK
Shelby Harris M 31 Mar 190125 July 2012 111 years, 116 days USA FlagUSA
Leopold Vietoris M 4 June 18919 Apr 2002 110 years, 309 days AUT FlagAUT
Gertrude Noone F 30 Dec 189810 Sept 2009 110 years, 254 days USA FlagUSA
Niko Dragos M 27 Aug 190731 Mar 2018 110 years, 216 days SVN FlagSVN
Frank Levingston M 13 Nov 19053 May 2016 110 years, 172 days USA FlagUSA
Ralph Tarrant M 7 Jul 190330 Oct 2013 110 years, 115 days UK Flag UK
Lynn Balmer F 12 Sept 19079 Dec 2017 110 years, 88 days USA FlagUSA
Martin Eichel M 13 July 190718 Sept 2017 110 years, 67 days GER FlagGER
Paul Veit M 15 Jan 190321 Mar 2013 110 years, 65 days GER FlagGER
Bill Sheetz M 17 May 190628 May 2016 110 years, 11 days USA FlagUSA
Robert Meier M 10 Mar 189729 Jan 2007 109 years, 325 days GER FlagGER
Otello Pomponi M 4 Feb 190826 Dec 2017 109 years, 325 days ITA Flag ITA
Robert Winterstein [7] M 6 Sep 190725 May 2017 109 years, 261 days GER FlagGER
Lucy Coffey [8] F 14 May 190619 Mar 2015 108 years, 309 days USA FlagUSA
Jozef Zurek M 31 Aug 190920 Mar 2018 108 years, 201 days POL FlagPOL
William 'Bill' Mohr [9] M 22 Oct 190818 Dec 2016 108 years, 57 days USA FlagUSA
Roland Hoffmann M 30 Aug 19091 Oct 2017 108 years, 32 days GER FlagGER

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