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Record Description

This collection contains records from 1950 – 1954. It is an index of soldiers who were prisoners of war (POWs) during the Korean War and contains a record for each repatriated soldier. These records contain the social security numbers of the soldiers, but they were masked so the record could be used by the public.

This collection was acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 15 Records of the Veterans Administration, ARC Identifier 583582.

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.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts 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

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible ancestors. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine which individual is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Next, click on your ancestor's name. This will take you to a descriptive page with a link to the image.

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

Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

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.


 

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