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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.
Information found in this collection may include:
- Soldier’s full name
- Date of capture
- Date of release
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- Ancestor’s name
- Year of capture
- Year of release
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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.
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Next, click on your ancestor's name. This will take you to a descriptive page with a link to the image.
Using the Information
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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.
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.
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“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.
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- 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.