Order to Report for Induction

Description
Physical Description
Order to Report for Induction
Specific History
The Order to Report for Induction for Benjamin Layton of Georgia.
General History
The United States government established a draft board during World War II. The purpose was to establish which men were or were not qualified for military duty. Males were required to register and complete a physical and a written exam as part of their screening. After testing was completed, men were placed into various “categories.” Category one was the best-qualified while Category four indicated a male disqualified for one of many reasons, such as too many children, flat feet, or poor education. The draft board issued notices to report for classification, medical exams, and induction.
Object Name
document
date of mailing
1941
associated dates
1941-08-29
recipient
Layton, Benjamin T.
sender
Local Board Number 12
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 26.9 cm x 21.8 cm; 10 9/16 in x 8 9/16 in
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
referenced
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
associated place
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
1993.3172.04
catalog number
1993.3172.04
nonaccession number
1993.3172
related event
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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