With all the talk of Deferments - can you explain what circumstances gave men during WWII a deferment?
My Uncle, was KIA in Dec. 1944 - WWII. He was oldest son of a farmer, and also worked at Curtis Wright defense plant. In researching his story, My Aunts recall that he got two deferments before he decided not to take third deferment at age 20 in Aug. 1943. They said he told them, "I just can't sit back and not go while all of my buddies are going over there.."
Was each deferment for a certain period of time? Was he given a deferment because of his need to help out on the farm?working at a defense plant?
Thanks - Any info/explanation would be appreciated.