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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 18 Aug 2017 Country
1 Gustav Gerneth [1] M 15 Oct 1905

111 years, 307 days

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2 Richard Overton [2] M 11 May 1906

111 years, 99 days

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3 Martin Eichel [3] M 13 July 1907

110 years, 36 days

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4 Niko Dragos M 27 Aug 1907

109 years, 356 days

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5 Lynn Balmer [4] F 12 Sep 1907

109 years, 340 days

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6 Bob Henry [5] M 29 Dec 1907

109 years, 232 days

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7 Otello Pomponi [6] M 4 Feb 1908

109 years, 195 days

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8 Gerhart Schneider [7] M 13 Mar 1908

109 years, 158 days

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9 Alf Smith [8] M 29 Mar 1908

109 years, 142 days

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10 Walter Stürzebecher [9] M 25 July 1908

109 years, 24 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 Jul 18946 Dec 2005 111 years, 140 days UKR FlagUKRUK Flag UK
Shelby Harris M 31 Mar 190125 Jul 2012 111 years, 116 days USA FlagUSA
Leopold Vietoris M 4 June 18919 Apr 2002 110 years, 309 days AUT FlagAUT
Zoltan Sarosy M 23 Aug 190619 Jun 2017 110 years, 300 days HUN FlagHUNCAN FlagCAN
Gertrude Noone F 30 Dec 189810 Sept 2009 110 years, 254 days USA FlagUSA
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
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
Robert Winterstein [10] M 6 Sep 190725 May 2017 109 years, 261 days GER FlagGER
Lucy Coffey [11] F 14 May 190619 Mar 2015 108 years, 309 days USA FlagUSA
William 'Bill' Mohr [12] M 22 Oct 190818 Dec 2016 108 years, 57 days USA FlagUSA

References

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