Korean War Data File of American Prisoners of War, 1950 to 1953

There are 4,714 records in the Korean War Data File of American Prisoners of War Index that begin in 1950 and continue through 1953. These records were compiled from those held by the National Archives. Individuals who want additional details on the Korean War Data File of American Prisoners of War Index should visit the National Archives .

Information Available In This Collection

The only data included in the individual records for the Korean War Data File of American Prisoners of War Index is the individual's first, middle and last name, and the name of the war, which is the Korean War.

About the National Archives

The National Archives holds the supporting records for the Korean War Data File of American Prisoners of War Index. Individuals who wish to obtain copies of these records should contact the National Archives using the information below.

National Archives
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, Maryland 20740
866-272-6272

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The data file containing information on the American prisoners of war from the Korean War was compiled during the Korean War to keep track of all officers and soldiers who were reported as prisoners of war. These soldiers and officers were considered Korean War casualties, even if they were repatriated. The individual records lists the full name of the individual, service serial number, date of birth, rank, dossier number and the prisoner of war camp if it was known. These records can be searched online through the National Archives AAD (Access to Archival Databases) and are unrestricted records. Also, individuals may request copies of these records from the National Archives.

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