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World War II Army Enlistment Records (1938-1946)

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The "World War II Army Enlistment Records, created, 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946" covers abt. 8.7 million men and women who enlisted in the Army including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and abt.300,000 reservists who enlisted in the Enlisted Reserve Corps. Please note, however, that the database is not comprehensive and does not cover all Army enlistments.

The National Archives has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for this database to help explain some of the questions regarding this electronic record.

Content of the Records

  • Army Serial Number
  • Name
  • Residence: County and State
  • Place and Date of Enlistment
  • Grade
  • Branch
  • Term of Enlistment
  • Birthplace
  • Year of Birth
  • Race and Citizenship
  • Education
  • Civilian Occupation
  • Marital Status
  • Component of the Army
  • Box and Film Reel Number
    of Microfilmed Records

Where to Find the Records



A copy of the National Archives Enlistment Records are available at Family Search. 9,038,855 records, 16 Dec 2012



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