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."
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