How do I found WWII service records? I am looking for a record on my Great Grandfather George Oscar Richardson. Below is a info from  in the U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: George O Richardson
Birth Year: 1907
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts
State of Residence: Maine
County or City: Cumberland
Enlistment Date: 13 Apr 1942
Enlistment State: Maine
Enlistment City: Portland
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of college
Civil Occupation: Paymasters, payroll clerks, and timekeepers
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 72
Weight: 154

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Military service records can be requested here.

I have several relatives that have a

If someone has a draft registration card, does that mean that person was drafted?

No, they would have been eligible for the draft, but most were not actually called up.


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