United States, Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Record Description

This is an index to Korean War former prisoners of war acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 15 Records of the Veterans Administration. The event date is the date of release and event place is the prisoner of war camp. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Soldier’s full name
  • Date of capture
  • Date of release

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know one of more of the following:

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Year of capture
  • Year of release

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For tips about searching on-line collections, see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Next, click on your ancestor's name. This will take you to a descriptive page with a link to the image.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Check other Korean War records in case your ancestor was not a repatriated soldier.
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NARA Series Description

To reach the series description, click on the above link, then select "Korean War." After the "Korean War" page has loaded, look for "Record Group 15" and click on the "Search" icon.

Related Wiki Articles

United States Korean War 1950 to 1953 United States

Contributions to This Article

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Veterans Administration. Department of Veterans Benefits. Records of Repatriated Korean War Prisoners of War, created, 1978 - 1980, documenting the period 7/5/1950 - 10/6/1954. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

 

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