United States, Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War - FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War, 1950-1954
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|Record Type||Korean War|
|Record Group||RG 15: Records of the Veterans Administration|
|National Archives Identifier||583582|
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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 1950-1954.
This is an index to former prisoners of Korean 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.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Prisoners of War
- Soldier’s full name
- Date of capture
- Date of release
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample of indexed information:
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The year your ancestor was captured
- The year your ancestor was released
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Search for the military record of your ancestor
- Search for your ancestor in additional records in the state he or she served from prior to the war
- Identify key pieces of information from the Prisoner of War record
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- Check other Korean War records in case your ancestor was not a repatriated soldier
- 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
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your res earch 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
- Vermont, National Guard, Korean war, 1950-1953
Related FamilySearch Historical Records 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 Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953
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.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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