1942 Induction List-WWII
Ross County, OH
Many of Ross County, Ohio's men were drafted and inducted into the United States Armed Forces during World War II. The following is a transcript of the induction orders for those men who were inducted on 23 October 1942. After these men were inducted, they were placed in the reserves for about six months before being placed on active duty. The induction orders lists the men who were inducted, their service numbers (the number that starts with #3542), and where and when they were assigned, and also shows the statement the men had to give to appear for duty at the proper time.
DETACHMENT 1511TH SERVICE UNIT Medical Examination and Induction Board No. 5 96 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
SPECIAL ORDERS OCTOBER 23, 1942 NO. 170
E X T R A C T
11. Under authority contained in War Dept. letter, 4/25/42, each of the following enlisted men, inducted this date into the Army of the United States, is released from active duty this date and transferred to the Enlisted Reserve Corps, and will proceed to the Local Board indicated.
LOCAL BOARD NO. 2, ROSS CO., CHILLICOTHE, OHIO.
U 1. 88 Fred E. Vore 35424408 2.101 Ralph S. Merriman 35424426 3.136 Lawrence F. George 35424427 4.106 Delbert Knisley 35424430 5. 93 James E. Pollock 35424432 6. 90 Robert L. Cochenour 35424433 7. 91 Dwight Myers 35424435 8.121 Robert L. Hardesty 35424439 9.113 John M. Wimer 35424441 10.111 James O. Childs 35424442 11. 94 Chaney, 35424443 12.132 Archie L. Wright 35424444 13.123 Bernard L. McCollister 35424445 14.207 Mervin E. Pierce 35424451 15.212 Albert D. Schrader 35424453 16.198 Lawrence L. Glandon 35424454 17.208 William E. Easterday 35424452 18.152 Ralph E. Hester 35424455 19.195 Bernard C. Brown 35424456 20.135 Woodrow W. Grubb 35424457 21.210 Clarence E. Ward 35424458 22.214 Forrest R. Summers 35424459 23.(Number missing. Hole in paper.)34 Warren H. Knisley 35424462 24.209 William H. Sibrell 35424463 25.(Number missing. Hole in paper.)42 Richard B. Leasure 35424465 26.200 Theodore W. Shewalter 35424466 27.(Number missing. Hole in paper.)9 Charles C. Corns 35424467 28.120 Clyde N. Stevens 35424468 29.(Number missing. Hole in paper.)8 Gerald W. Thompson 35424470 30.100 John F. Gray 35424471 31.(Number missing. Hole in paper.)0 Merl F. Dinkler 35424472 32.126 Robert L. Krout 35424473 33.(Number missing. Hole in paper.) Lawrence W. Skaggs 35424475 34.141 Walter Brown 35424480 35.(Number missing. Hole in paper.) Arthur G. Hertensteine 35424482 36.197 John H. Riley 35424484 37.146 Sanford K. Broughton 35424486 38.213 Walter M. Hettinger 35424487 39.124 George R. Pales 35424488 40.216 Kenneth R. Slagle 35424489 41.130 Charles W. Althouse 35424490 42.202 Thomas E. Walters, Jr. 35424494 43.154 Howard A. Riley 35424495 44.190 Earnest Bivens 35424496 45.192 Glen E. Carroll 35424497 46.133 Forrest C. Hettinger 35424498 47.139 Adam W. Althouse 35424401 48.188 Paul F. Everhart 35424502 49.203 Daniel Johnson 35424504 50.231 Warren M. Paige 35424521 51.215 Oral W. Cooper 35424523 52.218 Donald M. Anderson 35424525 53.168 Charles A. Hixon 35424527 54.108 John J. Coppel 35424474 55.180 Edsel L. Kinzer 35424532 56.181 Russell L. Boggess 35424536 57.112 Harold F. Karshner 35424548 58.172 William G. Justice 35424549 59.220 Robert M. Sullivan 35424551 60.184 Eugene F. Newlan 35424552 61.176 Dwight Newland 35424555 62.224 Howard W. Cokonougher 35424554 63.160 Walter C. Ackley 35424556 64.221 Warner E. Chester 35424557 65.223 Robert G. Meeker 35424559 66.177 Dewey A. Roush, Jr. 35424560 67.155 Gilbert C. Baxter 35424561 68.228 Elwood G. Rinehart 35424564 69.183 Lonnie C. Boggs 35424565 70.102 Clesson Johnson 35424570 71.219 Carl W. Binkler 35424590 72. 96 Theodore Rhoads 35424598 73.110 Harold R. Dawson 35424599 74.222 Berlin R. Raybourn 35424601 75.103 Alonzo H. Detty 35424602 76. 95 Howard Woods 35424604 77.153 John Pence, Jr. 35424605 78.167 Leslie B. Shafer 35424607 79.131 Henry L. Gallaugher 35424609 80.147 John L. Pontious 35424612 81.181 Dwight Willis 35424615 82.144 Clifford Gallaugher 35424620
Y 83.114 James S. Ford 35424428 84. 92 Starlie Jett 35424431 85.105 Clyde K. Cutright 35424440 86.107 Howard Williamson 35424447 87.162 Gilbert E. Buchanan 35424461 88.104 Charles W. Williams 35424464 89.178 Darrel E. Ice 35424485 90.225 Charles R. Jones 35424530 91.185 Russell E. Ortman 35424533 92.227 Eldon G. Rinehart 35424534 93.229 Lawrence Pauley 35424600
LOCAL BOARD NO. 1, ROSS CO., CHILLICOTHE, OHIO
U 1.604 Paul R. Brown 35424361 2.603 Wendell L. Gregg 35424363 3.605 James F. Alexander 35424362
Effective November 6, 1942, each of the above ERC men is called to active duty and will proceed from the Local Board indicated to the Reception Center, Fort -1-
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Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, reporting to the Commanding Officer thereat for duty. The Induction Station Transportation Officer will furnish the necessary transportation. It being impracticable for the Govt. to furnish rations in kind, meal for ninety-six (96) men, 1 meal per man, will be provided on party meal ticket at a rate of not to exceed $0.75 per meal or not to exceed $1.00 per meal when taken in the dining car. TDN PA FD 34 P434-02 A 0425-23.
OFFICIAL: Signed Frelyn L. Keckler/JER FRELYN L. KECKLER, 1st Lt., Inf., Commanding.
DETACHMENT 1511TH SERVICE UNIT MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND INDUCTION BOARD NO. 5 96 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
I am a soldier in the United States Army. I raised my hand today and swore that "I would defend my country against all her enemies whomsoever." I now have new and different responsibilities. Today the Articles of War, the soldier's law, were read and explained to me by an officer. I am subject to this soldier's law. I must obey. I must not bring discredit upon the military service because that isn't fair to the rest of the soldiers with whom I soon shall live. Even though I do not have my uniform I am a soldier. I, _______________________________ have been sent to the Enlisted Reserve Corps and will be sent to the tour of my local board at ______________________ at ___ o'clock A.M. for shipment to an Army Reception Center at _______________________. I have a copy of the special orders transferring me. My fare will be paid by the Army. I know that I must report to the local board at the hour and on the date specified. If I am sick or meet with an accident I will notify my local board so the Army will know why I have not reported for duty. As soon as I am well I will report to my local board and my fare will be furnished. One of the fellows has been placed in charge of our group. He didn't particularly want the job, but when he was appointed he took it. I am going to cooperate with him and that will make his job easy, and mine too. While I am at home I am going to protect my health. I will guard against diseases that might ruin my career and which I can avoid. When I report to my local board for shipment to the reception center, I will bring with me only a small traveling bag with a suit of underwear, an extra pair of socks and necessary toilet articles (razor, shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, face and bath). The only civilian clothes I will bring will be the clothes I wear, because when I arrive at the reception center I will have to send my traveling bag and civilian clothes home when my uniform is issued to me. When I am at home I will have my hair cut because the Army wants you to have your hair cut short. The reception center barbers are kept busy cutting the hair of the soldiers who are stationed there permanently. I want to make a good impression. Having my hair cut, fingernails trimmed, presenting a neat, clean appearance give a good impression. I am going to do these things because first impressions are lasting. Members of the Enlisted Reserve Corps will be held strictly responsible, both personally and financially, for any damage to public property, such as railroad, bus, hotel, or restaurant, and they are also liable for damage which they may cause to public or private property on the trip either from the induction station to the local board, or from the local board to the reception center. I am a soldier in the Army of the United States.