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This is to certify that in accordance with the
Selective Service Proclamation of the President of the United States
Caryll Munroe Crafts
(First name) (Middle name) (Last name)
79 Graves St., So. Deerfield, Mass.
(Place of residence)
(This will be identical with line 2 of the Registration Card)
has been dully registered this 26th day of April, 1942
Arlene J. Davis (Signature of the registrar)
Registrar for Local Board 73, Greenfield, Mass.
THE LAW REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE THIS CARD IN YOUR
PERSONAL POSSESSION AT ALL TIMES.
D. S. S. Form 2
Caryll M. Crafts (Registrant must sign here)
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The 1940 Burke-Wadsworth Act created the first peace-time draft in United States history. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, thousands of American men and women volunteered for United States' military service. After the United States entered World War II, a new selective service act made men between 18 and 45 subject to military service and required all men between 18 and 65 to register. From 1940 until 1947 - when the wartime selective service act expired after extensions by Congress - over 10,000,000 men were inducted. This is the draft registration card of Caryll Munro Crafts of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. It was issued to him on April 26, 1942. He was required to carry this card on his person at all times. The back of Mr. Crafts's draft card contained his physical description: white race, 5' 10" tall, 180 lbs. weight, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, left handed, and wearing glasses. Note the other race designations of "Negro," "Oriental," "Indian," and "Filipino."
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WWII Draft Registration Card of Caryll Crafts
| printer Government Printing Office
| date Apr 26, 1942
| location Greenfield, Massachusetts
| height 2.5"
| width 3.75"
| process/materials printed paper, ink with manuscript
| item type Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
| accession # #L05.158
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