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//title/816/wwii-draft-registration-cards: accessed January 17, 2021)

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