United States, Korean War Dead and Army Wounded - FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953
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|Record Type||Korean War|
|Record Group||RG 407: Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981|
|National Archives Identifier||703|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Dead and Wounded
- 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)
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.
- US Military Basic Search Strategies
- Beginning Research in United States Military Records
- United States Guided Research
- United States Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Press releases of Korean casualties, 1950-1953
- Korean War Service Bonuses Lousisiana State Archives
- Utah, military death records for WWII and Korean War, 1941-1953
- Vermont, National Guard, Korean war, 1950-1953
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- United States American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953
- United States Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957
- United States Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War, 1950-1954
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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