Men enlisting in the Navy, Pittsburgh, PA, circa 1942.
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Rows of men waiting in lines to enlist.Some carry signs, which read Loose lips sink ships and other slogans.

Credit: James J. Klingensmith, (War Activities: Men Enlisting in the Navy), c. 1942. Image courtesy Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

During World War II, 844,909 Pennsylvanians were inducted into the military through the State Selective Service System, which was staffed by nearly 9,000 volunteers, most of whom served without compensation.

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