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Re: FDNY in WW2


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Posted by JOE COOL on Saturday, October 28th 2017:

In Reply to: Re: FDNY in WW2 posted by JOE COOL on Friday, October 27th 2017:

the retired firemaN with the web address in his post, followed up with this.

"I should have said there were no automatic deferments for being a fireman. Local draft boards, who determined draft status, could take your job into consideration. The mayor & commissioner wrote letters to local boards requesting deferments and prior to Pearl Harbor some were granted. Also, during the war as FD manpower shortages became critical, deferments were granted."


nate, i do remember the super pumper. but it was near the end its run when i got on the job in 1981. it was taken out of service in 1982.

Reference ID: BK95222



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