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Where to Find Korean War Records



The Korean War began on June 25, 1950. It ended in July of 1953, after 5 million soldiers and civilians had lost their lives. Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea and more than 100,000 were wounded. Here is a list of where to find Korean War records.

Korean War Records at Ancestry.com:

* U.S. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957

* U.S. Korean War Prisoners of War, 1950-1954

* World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas

Korean War Records at FamilySearch.org:

* United States Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957

* United States American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953

* United States Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War, 1950-1954

* United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953

Korean War Records at Findmypast.com:

* Korean War Casualty File

* Korean War Deaths 1950-1954

* Korean War POWs

* Korean War POWs [Repatriated]

Korean War Records at the National Archives:

* Korean War Honor Roll (American Battle Monuments Commission)

* State-Level Fatal Casualty Lists from the Korean Conflict (1951-57)

* Records of U.S. Military Causalities Missing in Action, and Prisoners of War from the Era of the Korean War, electronic data records

* Korean Conflict – Nurses

* Search Korean War Electronic Records Online, through the Access to Archival Databases (AAD)

* Records of Military Agencies Relating to African Americans from the Post-World War I Period to the Korean War, Reference Information Paper

* More Korean War links from the Archives Library Information Center

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.

During that period, 36,574 Americans died in hostile actions. Of these, 8,200 are listed as missing in action or lost or buried at sea. In addition, 103,284 were wounded during the conflict.

Image of the Tennessee Korean War Memorial by Ed Uthman on Flickr

Related Articles at FamilyTree.com:

* Korean War

* Korean War Casualties

* Where to Find Vietnam Conflict Era Records Online

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