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United States American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953
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Record Description
Record Type Prisoner of War Records
Record Group RG 319: Records of the Army Staff
Collection years 1950-1953
National Archives Identifier 583429
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of an index of American prisoners of war during the Korean War acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). Database compiled by the Army Staff, Record Group 319. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website. The collection covers the years 1950-1953.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

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Prisoners of War

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Place of residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample of indexed information:

John F Smith United States American Prisoners of War During the Korean War
Name John F Smith
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 1950-1953
Event Place Korea
Birth Date 03 Apr 1929
Military Rank Sergeant
Dossier Number C8055806

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