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[Korean War Data File of American Prisoners of War], 1950 - 1953 (info) Search
Title: Records of American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, created, 1950 - 1953, documenting the period 1950 - 1953
Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. Collections and Dissemination Division. (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 319: Records of the Army Staff
Other Titles: Index to Returned or Exchanged American Prisoners - Korea (Recap-K); Phase III, Interrogation Reports, ID# 950774
Location: Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division (NWME), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-0470, FAX: 301-837-3681, EMAIL:
Inclusive Dates: 1950 - 1953
Coverage Dates: 1950 - 1953
Part of: Record Group 319: Records of the Army Staff
Function and Use: The records were created and used to identify U.S. military personnel who were reported as prisoners of war at some time during the Korean War.
Scope & Content Note: This series has records for 4,714 U.S. military officers and soldiers who were prisoners of war (POWs) during the Korean War and therefore considered casualties. Each record contains the name of a prisoner, serial number, date of birth, dossier number, rank, and prisoner of war camp.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
General Note: Some of the personnel identified in this series of records are identified as having died in captivity in the series "Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties, 1950-1970."
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and Department of the Army
Finding Aid Note: The documentation package contains eight pages.
Variant Control Number(s): Declassification Project Number: NND 933578.
Extent: 1 data file and 1 page of documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Armed forces officers
Korean War, 1950-1953
Names, Personal
Prisoners of war
War casualties
    Korea (Asia) nation

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