United States, Korean War Dead and Army Wounded (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Korean War
Record Group RG 407: Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981
Collection years 1950-1953
National Archives Identifier 703
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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 407" and click on the "Search" icon.

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National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1950-1953

The collection consists of an index of casualties of Army personnel during the Korean War. Includes dead, missing, wounded or captured soldiers. The index was acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 407 Records of the Adjutant General's Office,1905-1981.

Collection Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Full name of casualty
  • Day and month of casualty
  • Place and year of casualty
  • State and county of residence
  • Year of birth (for deceased casualties only)

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Other identifying information such as birth date, death date, state of residence, or branch of military in which your ancestor served

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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

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

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the year of birth to calculate an age or approximate birth date.
  • Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.
  • Your ancestor’s occupation can lead you to other records such as birth, marriage, or death.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

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We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA NAID 583580. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953.