William Thomas Leier's Military Records
World War II Draft Registration - October 16, 1940
Military Service Records (October 1942-December 1943) (Reconstruction)
William Thomas Leier – Military Records Transcription
Address in 1942: 635 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn
(His father and stepmother, William and Lillian Leier, were living at 634 Franklin Avenue in 1942)
Army enlistment date: Oct. 31, 1942
Date of enlistment into active service: May 19, 1943
Army Serial Number: 12181882
Date of birth: August 16, 1913
Place of birth: Brooklyn, NY
Age at enlistment: 29 years, 2 months
Education: 8th grade – no high school.
Occupation from 1934 to 1942: Elevator Operator (weekly wage in 1942 was $13)
Marital status in 1942: Single; no dependents
Results of physical exam:
Four teeth missing lower left
Appendectomy scar 1925.
Left varicocele moderate - Varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the veins in the scrotum. Symptoms include aching
pain in the scrotum.
Dorsal Kyphosis – “hunchback”
Height: 70 inches (5’10”)
Waist: 31 inches
Discharged December 22, 1943
Length of service: 14 months
Assignment while enlisted: Medical Detachment (M7DS) #1 1321st SU
Type of discharge: Honorable/Disability
Disability: Deformity of trunk, dorsal lumbar with kyphosis and scoliosis; existed prior to enlistment.
Scoliosis – “curved spine”
Destination upon Discharge: 551 ˝ Greene Ave., Brooklyn, NY
(Note: The Greene Avenue address is about a mile away from the Franklin Avenue address where Bill was living when
he enlisted. Both are in what is known today as the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.)
LEIER/NOWASKY FAMILY HISTORY