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Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War, 7/5/1950 - 10/6/1954 (info) Search
Title: Records of Repatriated Korean War Prisoners of War, created, 1978 - 1980, documenting the period 7/5/1950 - 10/6/1954
Creator: Veterans Administration. Department of Veterans Benefits. DVB Administrative Service. System and Security Division. (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 15: Records of the Veterans Administration
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: 1978 - 1980
Coverage Dates: 7/5/1950 - 10/6/1954
Date Note: The coverage date range is July 5, 1950 - October 6, 1954 for the records. The inclusive dates 1978 - 1980 span the time period when the agency created and maintained the database.
Part of: Record Group 15: Records of the Veterans Administration
Function and Use: The agency created this file for their 1978 "Study of Former Prisoners of War" to fulfill requirements of the Veterans' Disability Compensation and Survivor Benefits Act of 1978.
Scope & Content Note: This series contains information about 4,447 former prisoners of war (POWs) from the Korean War. POWs were considered battle or war casualties. There is one record per repatriated soldier. Each record includes the following information: serial or service number; Social Security number; personal name; year, month, and day of capture; year, month and day of release; and the POW internment camp.
Access Restrictions: Restricted - Partly. FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information. This series consists of one partially restricted file. NARA created a public-use version of the restricted file with the Social Security Number masked.
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and Veterans Administration
Finding Aid Note: There are thirteen pages of documentation.
Extent: 1 data file and 13 pages of documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Korean War, 1950-1953
Names, Personal
Prisoners of war
War casualties
    North Korea (Asia) nation
South Korea (Asia) nation

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272