U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947


U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
National Archives and Records Administration (St. Louis, MO)
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From Ancestry.com, "This database contains World War II draft registration cards from multiple registrations filled out by men in select states aged 18–44.

Historical Background

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. About a year before, in October 1940, President Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft in U.S. history because of rising world conflicts. Multiple registrations held between November 1940 and October 1946 signed up more than 50 million American men aged 18–45 for the draft.

Cards in This Database

This database contains images and indexes for registration cards filled out by men born between the years of 1898 and 1929 from for all states with the exception of Maine. The draft cards from the state of Maine were destroyed before they could be digitized."
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Items with "Source(s): U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947"
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Armstrong, Charles Edmond, Jr. Person
Armstrong, Walter Evans Person
Bailey, Charles Kenneth Person
Bailey, Francis Johnson Person
Bailey, Leo Bliss Person
Black, Herbert Leon Person
Bradley, Lowell McKee Person
Bradley, R.B. Person
Brooks, Charles Larry Person
Bryant, Willard Tracy [2] Person
Champlin, John Robert Person
Clarkson, Thomas Samuel Person
Cropper, Carroll Lee Person
Davis, Gus Person
Davis, John Henry Person
Ewing, Carroll M. Person
Ferguson, Robert Munro Person
Fitzgerald, William Person
Frakes, Lee Roy Person
Frazier, Etta Person
Milburn, Frank S. Person
Piatt, Elizabeth Person
Poston, Scott Person
Riley, Clinton Person
Shears, Robert Grant Person