World War II


 WWII Draft Registration Information

Induction Statistics for WWII

Total number of inductees for WWII (1940-1946)
including draftees before Pearl Harbor
10,110,114

By Year:
1940     -     18,633
   1941     -      923,842
     1942     -     3,033,361
     1943     -     3,323,970
     1944     -     1,591,942
  1945     -     945,862
  1946     -     183,383
 

WWII Draft Lists

First Registration: 16 October 1940
For all men 21 to 36 years of age.
Includes serial numbers 1 through 1000.

Final Listing of Draftees' Serial and Order Numbers
The final first registration draft list serial numbers 1131 to 3142.

Second Registration: 1 July 1941
For all men who turned 21 since 16 October 1940.

Third Registration: 14-16 February 1942
For all men who were 20 before 31 December 1941
and not older than 45 by 16 February 1942.

Fourth Registration: 25-27 April 1942
For all men who turned 45 on or before 16 February 1942
and not older than 65 on or before 27 April 1942.

Fifth Registration: 30 June 1942
For all men born after 1 January 1922 and before 30 June 1924.

Sixth Registration: December 1942
For all men who turned 18 by 31 December 1942.

World War II Service Men and Women

Women's Army Auxillary Corp (WAACS)

Women's Reserve of the United States Naval Reserve (WAVES)

Isabella Draft Registrations Now Total 3,239
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, October 24, 1940
Third Member of Draft Board Has Not Been Named

Five More Enlist From Isabella
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, October 31, 1940

Three Volunteers Make Up County's First Draft Quota
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, November 28, 1940
Also includes explanation of the draft system and classification.

Local Draft Quota Again Filled by Volunteers
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, January 2, 1941
Second Selective Service quota numbering 18.

County's February Draft Quota, 34; Will Leave 15th
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, January 31, 1941
Third Selective Service quota for Isabella County is 34.

Twelve Youths Make Up County's February Call
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, February 6, 1941
Twelve volunteers make up part of the quota.

County's Third Draft Call Group Leaves Wednesday
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, February 13, 1941
Many Volunteers Now Registering, Anticipating March Service Entry.

Fourth Draft Call Issued; 34 to Leave Here March 5th
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, February 20, 1941
Now Expected That Contingent Will Include County's First Draftees.

16 Volunteer Selectees Ready For March Quota
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, February 27, 1941
Eight Mt. Pleasant Youths in Group of Volunteers.

Draft Replacements Leave for Training
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, March 20, 1941

County's Largest Draft Group Will Leave Tuesday
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, March 27, 1941
Contingent Numbers 41. Six Volunteers...Isabella's First Married Draftee Goes.

14 Volunteers in County's April Draft Contingent
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, April 3, 1941
May Call Likely To Be 25% Smaller than April Quota

36 Men Given Notification For May Draft
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, April 24, 1941
Sixth Call Likely To Take 31 as Quota From Isabella Area

Forty Isabellans Given 1-A Rating For May Draft
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, May 1, 1941
Induction Date Still In Doubt...Total 1493 Questionnaires Mailed

City and County Give Rousing Sendoff to Boys
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, June 12, 1941
Crowd of Two Thousand Cheers Seventh Call Contingent Numbering 53

Older Draft Registrants Are Deferred
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, July 3,1941
Seventeen Men Leave In July Contingent...Given Rousing Send Off

Twenty-Five Men To Go in Draft Call August 4
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, July 24, 1941
Lions to Give Farwell; 1447 Registrants Now Classified

Twenty-one Men On Draft Call November 19
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, November 8, 1941
Examinations Due for 48 Isabellans By December 20

Eleven Ready For Induction On December 10
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, November 27, 1941
Pre-Induction Medical Exam for 29 Men Scheduled December 2

Isabella Sends 42 More Men to Fort Custer
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, December 3, 1942
December Contingent Left Tuesday to Enter Active Service

12 Men Leave for Fort Custer
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, December 10, 1942
Another Contingent  to Leave This Month

Isabella's Second December Group to Camp Grant
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, December 31, 1942
Twenty-four Enlisted Reservists, First Isabellans Sent to Illinois Center

Youths Under 21 Make Up Most of '43's First Group
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, January 7, 1943
Contingent Numbering 21 Left Monday for Fort Custer

Twenty Two Men Sent to Custer on Tuesday
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, January 28, 1943
Nine Others Inducted Directly or Enter Service Through Other Boards

Isabella Sends Largest Service Group of Year
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, February 25, 1943
Fifty-Seven Men and Youths Leave for Army, Navy and Marine Corps Centers

Supply of Single Men Exhausted, Says Draft Board
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, March 25, 1943
Week's Contingent of 35 Men Runs Out Last of Available Unmarried

Isabella Sends 34 Men to Armed Forces This Week
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, April 8, 1943
23 Men Sent to Custer....
4 Join Naval Forces
7 Inducted Elsewhere

18 Men Inducted Into Services During Past Week
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, April 22, 1943
13 Qualify for Army, Four for Navy and One for Marine Corps

Isabella Sends 23 More Men to Armed Forces
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, May 6, 1943
Ten of Last April Group Married....Three are Fathers

Isabella Sends 14 More Youths to Armed Forces
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, May 27, 1943
Four Go to Navy...
Ten Men Qualify for Army

Isabella County Honor Roll
from Mabel Wonch Eschenweck Scrapbook

Fremont Township

Weidman Community Honor Roll

Purple Heart Recipients

Isabella Service Casualties of 1944
from the ISABELLA COUNTY TIMES-NEWS, January 4, 1945
Includes biographical information and service history
along with those listed as Missing in Action and
Prisioners of War.

Back Home Again
Isabella County Times-News, Thursday, October 11, 1945
Complete list of Isabella county men discharged from May 8, 1945
through October 1, 1945.

THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES
from the ISABELLA COUNTY TIMES-NEWS
Thursday, May 30, 1946

Official War Department List of WWII Casualties
from the ISABELLA COUNTY TIMES-NEWS
July 11, 1946
 

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