1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 21, 2020 12:18 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking results of physical for Wendelin Olliges

    Paul Olliges Newbie

      I believe my father, Wendelin George Olliges, born on 11-29-1906 in Louisville KY, was of age (he would have been 35 in Dec 1941) to serve in WWII but didn't. Family oral history is he didn't pass the physical.  We've never known why he flunked the physical and our parents never told us. Could you tell me how to find out why he flunked his physical?  Thanks.

        • Re: Seeking results of physical for Wendelin Olliges
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Olliges,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Selective Service records for individuals who served after World War I and were born before 1960 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). There are two types of records: cards and classification histories.  The individual Draft Registration Card (SSS Form 1) may contain information such as: name, Selective Service registration number, age, date and place of birth, ethnicity, place of residence at time of registration and basic physical description. The Classification History (SSS Form 102) may contain: name; date of birth; classification and date of mailing notice; date of appeal to the board; date and results of armed forces physical examination; entry into active duty or civilian work in lieu of induction (may include date, branch of service entered and mode of entry, such as enlisted or ordered); date of separation from active duty or civilian work; and general remarks. Please complete a Form NA-13172 to request a search of these records and email it to RL-SL at stl.archives@nara.gov.


          For men who registered for the draft prior to 1976, all other individual draftee files besides the cards and classification histories were destroyed by the Selective Service System in 1978, in accordance with approved records retention schedules. Physical examination and test results, medical letters, laboratory work, and other medical documentation that may have been included in these files no longer exist.


          For more information, see Selective Service Records and Selective Service System Classification & Registration Records for 1940 – 1975.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful.