United States World War II Prisoner of War Records

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|WWII]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States World War II Prisoner of War Records|Prisoners of War]]''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|WWII]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United_States_World_War_II_Prisoner_of_War_Records|Prisoners of War]]''  
  
 
=== World War II Prisoners of War Data File  ===
 
=== World War II Prisoners of War Data File  ===
  
The National Archives has an online searchable database.
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The National Archives has an online searchable database.  
  
 
This series, part of Record Group 389, has information about U.S. military officers and soldiers and U.S. civilians and some Allied civilians who were prisoners of war and internees.  
 
This series, part of Record Group 389, has information about U.S. military officers and soldiers and U.S. civilians and some Allied civilians who were prisoners of war and internees.  
  
The record for each prisoner provides serial number, personal name, branch of service or civilian status, grade, date reported, race, state of residence, type of organization, parent unit number and type, place of capture (theater of war), source of report, status, detaining power, and prisoner of war or civilian internee camp site. Records of prisoners of the Japanese who died also document whether the prisoner was on a Japanese ship that sank or if he or she died during transport from the Philippine Islands to Japan. There are no records for some prisoners of war whose names appear in the lists or cables transmitted to the Office of the Provost Marshal General by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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The record for each prisoner provides serial number, personal name, branch of service or civilian status, grade, date reported, race, state of residence, type of organization, parent unit number and type, place of capture (theater of war), source of report, status, detaining power, and prisoner of war or civilian internee camp site. Records of prisoners of the Japanese who died also document whether the prisoner was on a Japanese ship that sank or if he or she died during transport from the Philippine Islands to Japan. There are no records for some prisoners of war whose names appear in the lists or cables transmitted to the Office of the Provost Marshal General by the International Committee of the Red Cross.  
  
*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=644&cat=WR26&bc=,sl World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946] (National archives)
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=644&cat=WR26&bc=,sl World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946] (National archives)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8919 World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946] (Ancestry) ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8919 World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946] (Ancestry) ($)
  
=== World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files ===
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=== World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files ===
  
This collection contains information on military personnel and a few civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II. The series includes records principally derived from the series "Records of World War II Prisoners of War, 1942-1947" (ARC Identifier 583428) and supplemented with military organization and other information.
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This collection contains information on military personnel and a few civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II. The series includes records principally derived from the series "Records of World War II Prisoners of War, 1942-1947" (ARC Identifier 583428) and supplemented with military organization and other information.  
  
*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=4277&cat=WR26&bc=,sl&col=1215 World War II Prisoners of the Japanese File, 2007 Update, ca. 1941 - ca. 1945] (National archives)
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=4277&cat=WR26&bc=,sl&col=1215 World War II Prisoners of the Japanese File, 2007 Update, ca. 1941 - ca. 1945] (National archives)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2178 World War II Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945] (Ancestry) ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2178 World War II Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945] (Ancestry) ($)
  
=== Related Books ===
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=== Related Books ===
  
 
The following guide will also be helpful in locating prisoner records:  
 
The following guide will also be helpful in locating prisoner records:  
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*''Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: American Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees'' by DeWhitt, Benjamin L., and Jennifer Davies Heaps, comps. Ref. Information Paper 80. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Adminstration, 1992 ({{FHL|973 A3rr|disp=FHL book 973 A3rr}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Records+Relating+to+Personal+Participation+in+World+War+II Worldcat])
 
*''Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: American Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees'' by DeWhitt, Benjamin L., and Jennifer Davies Heaps, comps. Ref. Information Paper 80. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Adminstration, 1992 ({{FHL|973 A3rr|disp=FHL book 973 A3rr}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Records+Relating+to+Personal+Participation+in+World+War+II Worldcat])
  
=== See Also ===
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=== See Also ===
  
*[[United States World War II Casualty Records|US World War II Casualty Records]]
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*[[United States World War II Casualty Records|US World War II Casualty Records]]
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*[[Japanese Americans in World War II#Japanese-American_Internee_File|Japanese-American Internees]]
  
=== References ===
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=== References ===
  
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Revision as of 22:25, 22 January 2012

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Contents

World War II Prisoners of War Data File

The National Archives has an online searchable database.

This series, part of Record Group 389, has information about U.S. military officers and soldiers and U.S. civilians and some Allied civilians who were prisoners of war and internees.

The record for each prisoner provides serial number, personal name, branch of service or civilian status, grade, date reported, race, state of residence, type of organization, parent unit number and type, place of capture (theater of war), source of report, status, detaining power, and prisoner of war or civilian internee camp site. Records of prisoners of the Japanese who died also document whether the prisoner was on a Japanese ship that sank or if he or she died during transport from the Philippine Islands to Japan. There are no records for some prisoners of war whose names appear in the lists or cables transmitted to the Office of the Provost Marshal General by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files

This collection contains information on military personnel and a few civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II. The series includes records principally derived from the series "Records of World War II Prisoners of War, 1942-1947" (ARC Identifier 583428) and supplemented with military organization and other information.

Related Books

The following guide will also be helpful in locating prisoner records:

  • Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: American Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees by DeWhitt, Benjamin L., and Jennifer Davies Heaps, comps. Ref. Information Paper 80. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Adminstration, 1992 (FHL book 973 A3rr) (Worldcat)

See Also

References