As of June 2014, there were an estimated 1 million American World War II veterans still alive. Roughly 555 veterans die per day, according to the Veterans Administration, and most living veterans are in their 80s and 90s.
In June 2013, there were approximately 1.7 million veterans of World War II alive. Nineteen years earlier, 10.7 million of the 16 million American World War II veterans were still alive. By 2024, an estimated 81,117 veterans may be alive, according to VA statistics. By comparison, the last World War I veteran died in February 2011, nearly 100 years after the conflict.