- Draftees - 70,000
- SS Enlistees - 150,000
- 17 year old enlistees - 60,000
After December 1942, men of draft age (18-37) could no longer enlist directly into the armed forces. Once drafted however, they could choose their branch of service (their request was not always granted). SS Enlistees were Marines who chose the Marine Corps after being drafted. Some 70,000 were true draftees. In 1944-1945, demand exceeded supply & men were sent directly to the Marine Corps regardless of their wishes.