WWII Draft Registration Cards record example

    WWII Draft Registration Cards

    Records: 35,673,073

    The first draft registration under the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act required all males ages 21-36 to register on October 16, 1940, to serve in what would ultimately be WWII. Between 1941 and 1943, there were five more registrations, and the ages changed to 18-44. One exception is the Fourth Registration, or "Old Man's Draft," also on Fold3. Registration cards show name, residence, age, place of birth, employer, physical characteristics, and other information.

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    Source Information

    "Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Multiple Registrations" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/816/wwii-draft-registration-cards: accessed November 28, 2022)

    Publication Title
    WWII Draft Registration Cards
    Total Records
    35,673,073
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Record Group
    147
    Published on Fold3
    20 Aug 2012
    Last Updated
    13 Oct 2020
    Description
    Draft registration cards compiled from multiple registrations beginning in 1940, for men 18 to 45 years old.