Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War, July 5, 1950 to October 6, 1954

There are 4,447 records collected in the Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War Index that start on July 5, 1950 and continue through October 6, 1954. These records were compiled from the National Archives extensive record collection. To learn more about the Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War Index, visit the website for the National Archives .

Information Available In This Collection

The details provided in the Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War Index includes the first, middle and last name of the prisoner, as well as the name of the conflict. Additional information must be located from the source record.

About the National Archives

The National Archives holds the full records featured in the Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War Index. Individuals who wish to learn how to access additional information or obtain copies of these records should contact the National Archives using the following information:

National Archives
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, Maryland 20740

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The Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War Index lists the prisoners of war for the Korean War that were subsequently released and repatriated to the U.S. At the time, these prisoners of war were listed as battle casualties. The records listed include the prisoner's full name, service (serial) number, Social Security number, date of capture, what POW internment camp the prisoner was held, and the date of release. The public version of this index has the Social Security numbers redacted.

This record compilation was originally put together and updated from 1978 through 1980 by the Veteran Administration in order to comply with the Veterans' Disability Compensation and Survivor Benefits Act of 1978. These records can be viewed at the National Archives and copies can be obtained by individuals.

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