FACTS AND FIGURES – THE PRE-ARMY OCCUPATION FACTS OF DOGFACES IN THE WWII CITIZEN ARMY

From YANK Magazine

Out of every thousand dogfaces, 106 drove trucks or tractors in civilian life, and another 38 were mechanics, chauffeurs or auto servicemen. Next largest group are the sales clerks, with 43 out of a thousand. Down at the bottom of the list are the bakers, barbers, stenographers, lumberjacks and lawyers.



wwii selective service dogfaces

The Selective Training and Service Act, enacted on September 16, 1940, required all men age 21-35 to register for the draft. Those drafted by a lottery would serve 12 months in the military. It was the first peace-time draft in U.S. history.



For More Reading on WWII GIs Check Out:

Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
by Stephen E. Ambrose (Author)


The First Peacetime Draft (Modern War Studies)




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