In their eighties and older.
2011 minus 1939 is 72 2011 minus 1945 is 66
So the war started 72 years ago and ended 66 years ago. Now a soldier has to have a certain age. But back then, they did not have to be adults, even though most soldiers were over 18.
The Germans had 12-year old boys enlisted to the army as flak-helpers and messengers, especially towards the end of the war. As Adam stated above, the US had 13-year old soldiers. French Résistance had children in their rows, too. But some of the WW2 soldiers had already been veterans of WW1 and were in their forties or older.
So the youngest could be 66+12=78. The oldest are... as old as people can get. My neighbor turns 90 this year, he's a WW2 veteran, and he was among the younger soldiers when he enlisted (he did, because he thought all the girls will fall for guys in uniforms).
The youngest WWII vet was James Clark who enlisted in 1943 at the age of 13 and was discharged in 44 and also served in the Korean war and there was also a 13 year old called Jack Lucas who recieved a medal of honor for his actions during the Iwo Jima campaign, having lied on his enlistment form, Jack Lucas died in 2008 at the age of 80 and James W Clark would be 81 today, I don't know if he is still alive or not
aw bless well good luck with it hope you get your pass.
dont forget the american pilots that helped protect england before america even declared war on anyone.
its those brave men that deserve a shout out nik so dont forget them.
but i should point out, it was the polish air force that brought more planes down than anyone else during the battle of britain.
the average age of a world war 2 yank vet was 26.
so lets make it easy and say well half of 6 was 3 so 1942 was the middle of the war.
im crap at maths :| work it out yourselves :p
im guessing you interest lies only in teh american part of the war :S
roughly 83+ Depending if the vet was 17 when he enlisted. Most lied about their age to get into the military younger. So it could be 80+
Well WWII began in 1939 and went until 1945, so your average WWII veteran would be in his late 80s or or early 90s.
hahaa im doing an extra credit project on memorial day for history so yes, only the american parts