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Draft Deferment: World War II

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A total of 10,110,104 men were drafted between November 1940 and October 1946, drawing from the pool of men born on or before 1927. Note that some of these individuals may have served later -- however, they received deferments initially.

See also Draft Deferment.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dwayne Andreas
Business
4-Mar-1918   Archer Daniels Midland CEO, 1970-97
Isaac Asimov
Author
2-Jan-1920 6-Apr-1992 Foundation
Charles Bukowski
Author
16-Aug-1920 9-Mar-1994 Love is a Dog from Hell
Ralph Bunche
Diplomat
4-Aug-1904 9-Dec-1971 UN Mediator in Palestine 1948
Roy Campanella
Baseball
19-Nov-1921 26-Jun-1993 National League MVP 1951, 1953, and 1955
Harold Camping
Religion
19-Jul-1921   Keeps predicting the end of world
Owen Chamberlain
Physicist
10-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2006 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Orvil Dryfoos
Publisher
8-Nov-1912 26-May-1963 New York Times Publisher, 1961-63
Leo Durocher
Baseball
27-Jul-1905 7-Oct-1991 Leo the Lip
Bob Feller
Baseball
3-Nov-1918 15-Dec-2010 Pitched three no-hitters for Cleveland
Errol Flynn
Actor
20-Jun-1909 14-Oct-1959 Robin Hood
John Garfield
Actor
4-Mar-1913 21-May-1952 Gentleman's Agreement
Ed Gein
Criminal
27-Aug-1906 26-Jul-1984 Serial killer and cannibal
Benny Goodman
Jazz Musician
30-May-1909 13-Jun-1986 Bespectacled jazz clarinetist
Gordon Gould
Physicist
17-Jul-1920 16-Sep-2005 Invented the laser, arguably
Hank Greenberg
Baseball
1-Jan-1911 4-Sep-1986 Two-time American League MVP
Harvey Haddix
Baseball
18-Sep-1925 8-Jan-1994 MLB pitcher
Moss Hart
Playwright
24-Oct-1904 20-Dec-1961 You Can't Take It With You
Dick Haymes
Singer
13-Sep-1916 28-Mar-1980 State Fair
Woody Herman
Jazz Musician
16-May-1913 29-Oct-1987 1940s Big Band leader, jazz clarinetist
Stanley Hiller, Jr.
Inventor
15-Nov-1924 20-Apr-2006 Helicopter designer
Jimmy Hoffa
Labor Leader
14-Feb-1913 30-Jul-1975 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Hubert Humphrey
Politician
27-May-1911 13-Jan-1978 US Vice President, 1965-69
Lee Iacocca
Business
15-Oct-1924   Former chairman, Chrysler Corporation
Van Johnson
Actor
25-Aug-1916 12-Dec-2008 The Caine Mutiny
B. B. King
Musician
16-Sep-1925   King of the Blues
Thomas Kuhn
Author
18-Jul-1922 17-Jun-1996 Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Timothy Leary
Activist
22-Oct-1920 31-May-1996 Tune in, turn on, drop out
Vince Lombardi
Football
11-Jun-1913 3-Sep-1970 Winning isn't everything, It's the only thing
Lester Maddox
Politician
30-Sep-1915 25-Jun-2003 Governor of Georgia, 1967-71
Malcolm X
Activist
19-May-1925 21-Feb-1965 Nation of Islam
Eugene McCarthy
Politician
29-Mar-1916 10-Dec-2005 US Senator from Minnesota, 1959-71
Gregory Peck
Actor
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Jackson Pollock
Painter
28-Jan-1912 11-Aug-1956 Abstract expressionist
James H. Quillen
Politician
11-Jan-1916 2-Nov-2003 Congressman from Tennessee, 1963-97
Sun Ra
Jazz Musician
22-May-1914 30-May-1993 Jazz musician from Saturn
Walter Reuther
Labor Leader
1-Sep-1907 9-May-1970 UAW and CIO labor leader
Phil Rizzuto
Baseball
25-Sep-1916 14-Aug-2007 American League MVP, 1950
Jerome Robbins
Choreographer
11-Oct-1918 29-Jul-1998 West Side Story
Mickey Rooney
Actor
23-Sep-1920   Actor in Andy Hardy comedies, musicals
Julius Rosenberg
Spy
12-May-1918 19-Jun-1953 Leaked atomic bomb secrets to USSR
Jack Ruby
Assassin
25-Mar-1911 3-Jan-1967 Killed Lee Harvey Oswald
Bayard Rustin
Activist
17-Mar-1910 24-Aug-1987 Organized the 1963 March on Washington
Daniel Schorr
Journalist
31-Aug-1916 23-Jul-2010 Veteran journalist, Nixon enemy
Frank Sinatra
Singer
12-Dec-1915 14-May-1998 It's Frank's world, we just live in it
Eddie Slovik
Military
18-Feb-1920 31-Jan-1945 US soldier executed for desertion
Jimmy Stewart
Actor
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
A. E. van Vogt
Novelist
26-Apr-1912 26-Jan-2000 Science fiction writer
James Watson
Scientist
6-Apr-1928   Co-Discoverer of DNA
John Wayne
Actor
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke
Orson Welles
Actor
6-May-1915 10-Oct-1985 Citizen Kane
Ted Williams
Baseball
30-Aug-1918 5-Jul-2002 Cryonically preserved .400 hitter
Tennessee Williams
Playwright
26-Mar-1911 25-Feb-1983 The Glass Menagerie


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