INDUCTION STATISTICS
    


The following shows the numbers of men who entered military service through the Selective
     Service System during major 20th century conflicts in which the U.S. was engaged.

 

Conflict and Number of Inductions:

WWI: (Sept. 1917-Nov. 1918)

2,810,296

WWII: (Nov. 1940-Oct. 1946)

10,110,104

Korea: (June 1950-June 1953) 

1,529,539

Vietnam: (Aug 1964- Feb 1973)

1,857,304

 

Inductions (by year) from World War I
through the end of the draft (1973)

Year:

Number of Inductions

1917
1918
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972

1973

516,212
2,294,084
18,633
923,842
3,033,361
3,323,970
1,591,942
945,862
183,383
0
20,348
9,781
219,771
551,806
438,479
471,806
253,230
152,777
137,940
138,504
142,246
96,153
86,602
118,586
82,060
119,265
112,386
230,991
382,010
228,263
296,406
283,586
162,746
94,092
49,514
 646

 

 

The last man inducted entered the Army on June 30, 1973.


For more information about induction statistics,
call Selective Service at (703)605-4100.

 

Last Updated May 27, 2003
2005 Selective Service System

 

 

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