Hey, so I'm new here, and I pretty much found this forum hoping to get some help with many questions I have regarding the draft of world war II. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, or if I am doing this all wrong. I'm trying very hard, and after weeks of trying to get all my questions answered, I am hoping I can get some help here. I'm a student, and I love the 1940's. I spend a lot of time researching about lifestyles and the home front, but when it comes down to details around the war I get stuck. I'm also a writer, and my latest project is set during 1942 New York, and while it does not deal directly with the war, there are a lot of things I need to know that I am having trouble finding elsewhere. Okay so. When someone is drafted, are there any specifics regarding what time of the year they might be drafted and then shipped off? I want to make sure I have dates right. And also, how exactly are they notified? After they were notified, what was the process and where do they go? How were they shipped off and did they go anywhere else first? I read about the service time being extended from the original 12 month, but the article I was reading showed no specifics into how long they changed it to. So. How long might someone be in service? I'm assuming that if someone was injured they would be sent home, but maybe that is incorrect. My main problem is that I want to write about the various other war jobs, not just soldiers and pilots. Like the engineers and all the smaller jobs that are still important, like working on planes. I'm having trouble finding information on those jobs, and the process for being drafted into those. Was the draft only for people that would be sent to fight? For the other building/engineer jobs, was there a training process? Basically every resource I have found has given me facts about drafting, and the selective service acts, but I need enough details to be able to right about it directly from the POV of someone going through the draft. I'm sorry if these are all pathetically obvious questions, but I really am aspiring for accuracy in this story and am miserably stuck. This is a super important subject to me, so thank you for any help at all.