Monday, February 20, 2012

Mystery Monday - WWII Draft Registration Missing?

Root Cellar member John Jay is seeking help in solving the whereabouts of WWII draft registration records for men like his father.  He writes:
My father was almost 27 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked.  He was married and had one child.  I cannot locate him in the draft registration cards for WWII.  Could he have been exempt from registration because he was driving a bread truck that supplied the Fort Ord [California] Army base?  Were men left out of the draft registration if they were classified 4F?  Wouldn't all young men be required to register regardless of physical or employment status?  Why can't I find my father in the WWII draft registration?
If you have an answer to John's mystery, please send him an email in care of  Thank you!

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Submitted by John Jay
Posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

1 comment:

  1. From ancestry: This database is an indexed collection of the draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). 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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