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WWII Draft Registration Cards

Records: 27,595,226

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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Fold3, WWII Draft Registration Cards (/title/816/wwii-draft-registration-cards :accessed February 17, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
WWII Draft Registration Cards
Total Records
Records: 27,595,226
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Record Group:
Published on Fold3
August 20, 2012
Last Updated
November 22, 2019
Draft registration cards compiled from multiple registrations beginning in 1940, for men 18 to 45 years old.