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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 23 May 2022 Country
1 Mikizo Ueda M 11 May 1910 112 years, 12 days JapanJPN
2 Andre Boite [8] M 6 Dec 1910 111 years, 168 days FranceFRA
3 Ezra Hill [9] M 19 Dec 1910 111 years, 155 days United StatesUSA
4 Hilario Vasconcelos [10] M 6 Mar 1911 111 years, 78 days BrazilBRA
5 Jacqueline Bossard [11] F 20 Aug 1911 110 years, 276 days FranceFRA
6 Reuben Sinclair [12] M 5 Dec 1911 110 years, 169 days CanadaCAN
7 Raymond Monroy [13] M 11 May 1912 110 years, 12 days United StatesUSA
8 Andre Ludwig [14] M 6 June 1912 109 years, 351 days FranceFRA
9 Emile Guerin [15] M 17 Aug 1912 109 years, 279 days FranceFRA
10 Steve Ferri [16] M 2 Sept 1912 109 years, 263 days United StatesUSA
11 Simion Kenner [17] M 18 Sept 1912 109 years, 247 days UkraineUKRIsrael ISR
12 Rudy Thompson [18] M 28 Oct 1912 109 years, 207 days United StatesUSA
13 Frances Shutt [19] F 12 Nov 1912 109 years, 192 days United StatesUSA
14 Ethel Small [20] F c.24 Jan 1913 c.109 years, 119 days United StatesUSA
15 Klaudia Rahikainen F 13 Feb 1913 109 years, 99 days RussiaRUSFinlandFIN
16 Pierre Pineau [21] M 23 Feb 1913 109 years, 89 days FranceFRA
17 Laid Ouadah [22] M c.7 Mar 1913 c.109 years, 77 days AlgeriaALG
18 Moon Fun Chin [23] M 20 Mar 1913 109 years, 64 days ChinaCHNUnited StatesUSA
19 Boris Pahor M 26 Aug 1913 108 years, 270 days Italy ITA
20 Joe Dixon [24] M 1 Oct 1913 108 years, 234 days United Kingdom UK
21 Otto Hubner [25] M 11 Oct 1913 108 years, 224 days GermanyGER
22 Michael O'Connor [26] M 13 Oct 1913 108 years, 222 days Ireland IRL
23 Felice Magliano [27] M 2 Nov 1913 108 years, 202 days Italy ITA
24 Huang Decheng [28] M 14 Nov 1913 108 years, 190 days TaiwanTWN
25 Morrie Markoff [29] M 11 Jan 1914 108 years, 132 days United StatesUSA
26 Elvin Howell [30] M 17 Jan 1914 108 years, 126 days United StatesUSA
27 Franz Wielander [31] M 21 Jan 1914 108 years, 122 days AustriaAUT
28 Marcel Barbary [32] M 22 Jan 1914 108 years, 121 days FranceFRA
29 Kazimierz Klimczak [33] M 15 Feb 1914 108 years, 97 days PolandPOL
30 Constantin Hertoiu [34] M 28 Feb 1914 108 years, 84 days RomaniaROU
31 Ruy de Noronha Goyos [35] M 12 Mar 1914 108 years, 72 days BrazilBRA
32 Chester Wilson [36] M 25 Apr 1914 108 years, 28 days United StatesUSA

Chronology

Mikizo Ueda is the current oldest veteran of World War II.

Jacqueline Bossard is the current oldest female veteran of World War II.

Deceased

      Verified / Under 110       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Country
1 Gabrielle des Robert F 4 June 1904 3 Dec 2018 114 years, 182 days FranceFRA
Gustav Gerneth M 15 Oct 1905? 22 Oct 2019 114 years, 7 days? PolandPOLGermanyGER
Jozef Kowalski M 2 Feb 1900? 7 Dec 2013 113 years, 308 days? UkraineUKRPolandPOL
Maximiano Jose dos Santos M 22 Feb 1893 25 Apr 2006 113 years, 62 days BrazilBRA
2 Chitetsu Watanabe M 5 Mar 1907 23 Feb 2020 112 years, 355 days JapanJPN
Mollie Walker [1] F 5 Feb 1909 22 Jan 2022 112 years, 351 days United Kingdom UK
3 Richard Overton [2] M 11 May 1906 27 Dec 2018 112 years, 230 days United StatesUSA
Marcel Meys [3] M 12 July 1909 15 Dec 2021 112 years, 156 days FranceFRA
Lawrence Brooks [4] M 12 Sept 1909 5 Jan 2022 112 years, 115 days United StatesUSA
4 Yoshikazu Yamashita M 10 Apr 1907 7 July 2019 112 years, 88 days JapanJPN
Kathryn Shelley [5] F 4 Sept 1909 12 Nov 2021 112 years, 69 days United StatesUSA
Emma Jefferies F 11 Aug 1899 20 Aug 2011 112 years, 9 days United StatesUSA
5 Madeleine Mieze F 28 Apr 1901 14 Apr 2013 111 years, 351 days FranceFRA
Emma Didlake F 13 Mar 1904 16 Aug 2015 111 years, 154 days United StatesUSA
Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski M 19 July 1894 6 Dec 2005 111 years, 140 days UkraineUKRUnited Kingdom UK
Alf Smith M 29 Mar 1908 4 Aug 2019 111 years, 128 days United Kingdom UK
6 Shelby Harris M 31 Mar 1901 25 July 2012 111 years, 116 days United StatesUSA
Julia Kabance F 10 Aug 1910 16 Nov 2021 111 years, 98 days United StatesUSA
Margaret Reed F 20 Apr 1910 8 July 2021 111 years, 79 days United Kingdom UK
Kamado Tsuha M 10 June 1908 15 Aug 2019 111 years, 66 days JapanJPN
Mark Matthews M 7 Aug 1894? 6 Sept 2005 111 years, 30 days? United StatesUSA
7 Leopold Vietoris M 4 June 1891 9 Apr 2002 110 years, 309 days AustriaAUT
Serge Koolish M 31 Mar 1906? 29 Jan 2017 110 years, 304 days? UkraineUKRUnited StatesUSA
Gerhart Schneider M 13 Mar 1908 18 Dec 2018 110 years, 280 days PolandPOLGermanyGER
Fernande Bataille F 5 Dec 1906 29 Aug 2017 110 years, 267 days FranceFRA
8 Gertrude Noone F 30 Dec 1898 10 Sept 2009 110 years, 254 days United StatesUSA
Rezso Gallai M 29 Jan 1904 25 Sept 2014 110 years, 239 days HungaryHUN
Yang Changwen M 23 Jan 1908 14 Sept 2018 110 years, 234 days ChinaCHN
Niko Dragos M 27 Aug 1907 31 Mar 2018 110 years, 216 days SloveniaSVN
Giovanni Quarisa M 24 Aug 1909 21 Mar 2020 110 years, 210 days Italy ITA
Ralph Hoare M 19 July 1908 29 Jan 2019 110 years, 194 days United Kingdom UK
Frank Levingston M 13 Nov 1905 3 May 2016 110 years, 172 days United StatesUSA
Michel Chevallier M 3 July 1908 11 Nov 2018 110 years, 131 days FranceFRA
Ralph Tarrant M 7 Jul 1903 30 Oct 2013 110 years, 115 days United Kingdom UK
Philippe Vocanson [6] M 20 Oct 1904 17 Jan 2015 110 years, 89 days FranceFRA
Lynn Balmer F 12 Sept 1907 9 Dec 2017 110 years, 88 days United StatesUSA
9 John Campbell Ross M 11 Mar 1899 3 June 2009 110 years, 84 days AustraliaAUS
Gordon Saunders M 12 July 1910 18 Sept 2020 110 years, 68 days United StatesUSA
Martin Eichel M 13 July 1907 18 Sept 2017 110 years, 67 days GermanyGER
Paul Veit M 15 Jan 1903 21 Mar 2013 110 years, 65 days GermanyGER
10 Claude Choules M 3 Mar 1901 5 May 2011 110 years, 63 days United Kingdom UK AustraliaAUS
11 Reg Dean M 4 Nov 1902 5 Jan 2013 110 years, 62 days United Kingdom UK
Salvatore Cavallo M 16 May 1909 11 July 2019 110 years, 56 days Italy ITA
Luigi Tomasi M 17 Oct 1908 7 Dec 2018 110 years, 51 days Italy ITA
Ben Haymon M 8 Nov 1909 18 Dec 2019 110 years, 40 days United StatesUSA
Eileen Ash F 30 Oct 1911 3 Dec 2021 110 years, 34 days United Kingdom UK
Rizalina Alvarez Claravall [7] F c.7 May 1909 4 June 2019 110 years, c.28 days PhilippinesPHL
Teiichiro Iwakawa M 25 Feb 1909 21 Mar 2019 110 years, 24 days JapanJPN
Torinosuke Iida M 25 Dec 1909 17 Jan 2020 110 years, 23 days JapanJPN
Bill Sheetz M 17 May 1906 28 May 2016 110 years, 11 days United StatesUSA
Boleslaw Maculewicz M 2 Feb 1906? 4 Feb 2016 110 years, 2 days? LithuaniaLTUPolandPOL
Florentina Alcon Razalan F 13 Jan 1907 fl.14 Jan 2017 110 years, 1+ day PhilippinesPHL
Mzee Stanslaus Sajjabbi Kavuma M 15 Aug 1907? 13 Aug 2017 109 years, 363 days? UgandaUGA
Walter Sturzebecher [8] M 25 July 1908 14 July 2018 109 years, 354 days GermanyGER
Ronald Hermanns M 25 Sept 1911 30 Aug 2021 109 years, 339 days CanadaCANNew ZealandNZL
Leon Kaleta [9] M 1 Feb 1912 4 Jan 2022 109 years, 337 days PolandPOL
Robert Meier M 10 Mar 1897 29 Jan 2007 109 years, 325 days GermanyGER
Otello Pomponi M 4 Feb 1908 26 Dec 2017 109 years, 325 days Italy ITA
John Regan [10] M 15 Feb 1911 31 Dec 2020 109 years, 320 days United StatesUSA
Robert Winterstein [11] M 6 Sep 1907 25 May 2017 109 years, 261 days GermanyGER
Pat Corbin [12] F 17 Mar 1911 17 Nov 2020 109 years, 245 days JerseyJER United Kingdom UK
Tom Lumby [13] M 7 Nov 1911 19 June 2021 109 years, 225 days CanadaCAN
Fred Steinkirchner [14] M 5 Sept 1912 16 Apr 2022 109 years, 223 days United StatesUSA
Gertie Abkes [15] F 4 Aug 1912 10 Feb 2022 109 years, 190 days United StatesUSA
Antoni Wojciechowski M 15 Nov 1906 19 May 2016 109 years, 186 days PolandPOL
Franciszek Karwowski M 10 Oct 1895 12 Apr 2005 109 years, 184 days PolandPOL
Robert Marchand M 26 Nov 1911 22 May 2021 109 years, 177 days FranceFRA
Luke Dixon [16] M 26 Nov 1912 14 Mar 2022 109 years, 105 days United StatesUSA
Curtis Tigard [17] M 13 Apr 1909 25 July 2018 109 years, 103 days United StatesUSA
Josip Krsul [18] M 10 Dec 1911 5 Mar 2021 109 years, 85 days CroatiaCRO
Tom Morris [19] M 1 Aug 1910 20 Oct 2019 109 years, 80 days United StatesUSA
Sylvain Vallee [20] M 17 May 1912 25 July 2021 109 years, 69 days BelgiumBEL
Wilhelmina Klimpke [21] F 11 Feb 1912 5 Apr 2021 109 years, 53 days CanadaCAN
Salme Haltia [22] F 9 July 1912 31 July 2021 109 years, 22 days FinlandFIN
Cliff Kayhart [23] M 14 Oct 1911 26 Oct 2020 109 years, 12 days United StatesUSA
Heinrich Homann [24] M 24 June 1911 24 June 2020 109 years, 0 days GermanyGER
Ioan Lascau M 25 Feb 1912 15 Feb 2021 108 years, 356 days RomaniaROU
Dr. Josef Seefelder [25] M 19 Apr 1909 6 Apr 2018 108 years, 352 days GermanyGER
Bennie Woolam [26] M 12 Jan 1912 14 Dec 2020 108 years, 337 days United StatesUSA
Dragoljub Galic M 12 Oct 1909 26 Aug 2018 108 years, 318 days Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH
James O. Bass M 12 July 1910 21 May 2019 108 years, 313 days United StatesUSA
Masao Matsumoto [27] M 9 July 1910 17 May 2019 108 years, 312 days JapanJPN
Lucy Coffey [28] F 14 May 1906 19 Mar 2015 108 years, 309 days United StatesUSA
Bernhard Prott M 16 Sept 1904 16 July 2013 108 years, 303 days GermanyGER
Herbert Kreibich M 24 Mar 1910 7 Jan 2019 108 years, 289 days Czech RepublicCZESwitzerlandSUI
James Brown [29] M 20 June 1911 2 Apr 2020 108 years, 287 days United StatesUSA
Ben Raymond M 23 July 1911 20 Apr 2020 108 years, 272 days United Kingdom UK
Olive Oldfield [30] F 4 Dec 1906 17 Aug 2015 108 years, 256 days New ZealandNZL
Karl-Heinz Buschen [31] M 20 Nov 1909 Aug 2018 108 years, 254 days+ GermanyGER
Eugene Ruf [32] M 19 Apr 1909 29 Dec 2017 108 years, 254 days United StatesUSA
Odo Buratti [33] M 22 Feb 1911 14 Oct 2019 108 years, 234 days Italy ITA
L.B. McBride [34] M 6 May 1912 25 Dec 2020 108 years, 233 days United StatesUSA
Tom Peers [35] M 30 Apr 1913 2 Dec 2021 108 years, 216 days United Kingdom UK
Bill Mitchell [36] M 10 Apr 1913 8 Nov 2021 108 years, 212 days New ZealandNZL
Jozef Zurek M 31 Aug 1909 20 Mar 2018 108 years, 201 days PolandPOL
Anthony Mancinelli M 2 Mar 1911 19 Sept 2019 108 years, 201 days Italy ITA United StatesUSA
Miguel Michiro Shimazu [37] M 24 Dec 1907 10 July 2016 108 years, 199 days JapanJPNCubaCUB
Warren Bussey [38] M 21 Nov 1913 8 May 2022 108 years, 168 days United StatesUSA
Waldemar Levy Cardoso M 4 Dec 1900 13 May 2008 108 years, 160 days BrazilBRA
Luta Mae McGrath [39] F 21 Nov 1907 14 Apr 2016 108 years, 145 days United StatesUSA
Alyce Dixon [40] F 11 Sept 1907 27 Jan 2016 108 years, 138 days United StatesUSA
Siegfried Labus [41] M 19 Oct 1911 2 Mar 2020 108 years, 135 days GermanyGER
Anne Robson [42] F 14 Sept 1911 20 Jan 2020 108 years, 128 days United Kingdom UK
Georges Loinger [43] M 29 Aug 1910 28 Dec 2018 108 years, 121 days FranceFRA
Maurice Stael M 25 Sept 1911 24 Jan 2020 108 years, 121 days BelgiumBEL
John Boyd [44] M 26 Jan 1913 26 May 2021 108 years, 120 days CanadaCAN
Bill Stone M 23 Sept 1900 10 Jan 2009 108 years, 109 days United Kingdom UK
Paul Beckman [45] M 20 Aug 1912 1 Dec 2020 108 years, 103 days United StatesUSA
Stelios Fragiadoulakis M 15 Dec 1912 15 Mar 2021 108 years, 91 days GreeceGRE
Henry Barba [46] M 19 Oct 1913 24 Dec 2021 108 years, 66 days United StatesUSA
Augustin Rus [47] M 5 Apr 1910 2 June 2018 108 years, 58 days RomaniaROU
Bill Mohr [48] M 22 Oct 1908 18 Dec 2016 108 years, 57 days United StatesUSA
Joe Daniels [49] M 19 Feb 1912 17 April 2020 108 years, 57 days United Kingdom UK
Ragnar Lindholm M 24 July 1906 2 Sept 2014 108 years, 40 days FinlandFIN
Erich Walde M 1 July 1905 5 Aug 2013 108 years, 35 days GermanyGER
Roland Hoffmann M 30 Aug 1909 1 Oct 2017 108 years, 32 days GermanyGER
Väinö Loisa M 26 July 1912 10 Aug 2020 108 years, 15 days FinlandFIN
William Frankland M 19 Mar 1912 2 Apr 2020 108 years, 14 days United Kingdom UK

References

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  3. Saint-Romain-en-Gal : avec Marcel Meys, le nouveau doyen des Français Le Dauphiné Libéré, 7 October 2021
  4. The oldest living WWII veteran, now 112, wants to be remembered as a ‘good soldier’ Military Times, 11 November 2021
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