U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Item

Title

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration

Creator

Records of the Selective Service System, Record Group Number 147. National Archives and Records Administration. (Washington, D.C.)

Date

2010

Description

From Ancestry.com, "The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Just about a year before that, in October 1940, President Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft in U.S. history, due to rising world conflicts. After the U.S. entered WWII a new selective service act required that all men between ages 18 and 65 register for the draft. Between November 1940 and October 1946, over 10 million American men were registered. This database is an indexed collection of the draft cards from the Fourth Registration. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military. "
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Language

English

Publisher

Ancestry.com Operations, Inc

Relation

Temporal Coverage

1942

Place

Lehi, UT

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