Army & Navy And Civilian Defense - MANPOWER: Double in 1942

Secretary of War Stimson last week announced the Army's goal for 1942: 3,600,000 men. With that many men in the ranks (almost double its present strength), the Army will be only 65,000 shy of the full manpower it had at the end of World War I.

More important to prospective draftees is the belief of Selective Service Chief Brigadier General Lewis B. Hershey that the Army can reach this goal without drafting men with bona fide dependents. There are still 1,000,000 undrafted men in the Class 1-A pool of the first registration; from the second, on Feb. 16,...

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