Inductee's physical, Pittsburgh, PA, circa 1943.
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One young inductee's physical is in pr0gress, while other young men wait in line.

Credit: Courtesy of the Carnegie Library

Before Congress passed the National Selective Service Act on September 16, 1940, Governor Arthur James had already created the Pennsylvania Selective Service System, which registered more than 1.5 million men in just one month. During World War II close to 1.25 million Pennsylvanians served the country in the armed forces.

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