According to The National WWII Museum, as of 2014, there are a little over 1 million World War II veterans still alive. WWII veterans are dying at a rate of 555 per day, with most of them being over 90 years old.Continue Reading
A WWII veteran passes away every three minutes, according to The National WWII Museum. It is estimated that by the year 2036, there will be no WWII veterans left alive.
There are a number of U.S. World War II survivor associations, such as the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, the Normandy Veterans Association, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, the United States Submarine Veterans of WWII, the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.Learn more about Military
Germany officially started World War II with the invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. Japan and China also engaged in war after the July 7, 1937 incident at Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing, China, which is also mentioned as the beginning of World War II.Full Answer >
Free World War II are viewable on Internet Film Archives, including films made during World War II, such as "Gung Ho!" "Dawn Express," "Submarine Base" and "Minesweeper." They are free because they are listed in the public domain, meaning their copyrights have expired.Full Answer >
World War II ended on May 8, 1945, on the European front, when Germany surrendered to the Allied Powers. The war ended on the Japanese front on Sept. 2, 1945, when the Empire of Japan officially surrendered. Following the war, nations who had fought alongside Germany were ordered to pay reparations to the Allies.Full Answer >
Chuck Yeager, Gregory Boyington and Paul Tibbets are some notable pilots of World War II. Many of the most well-known aviators of the time were fighter pilots that amassed high kill scores of enemy planes, but some bomber pilots are known for just one mission.Full Answer >