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World War II Army Enlistment Records

Research at the National Archives

World War II Army Enlistment Records, created, 6/1/2002 – 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 – 1946

This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Although incomplete, the records contain data for a majority of the enlistments in the United States Army during World War II. The bulk of the records conform to the format found on War Department Adjutant General’s Office (WD AGO) Form 317 (Enlistment Card) for the period ca. 1941-1945, and WD AGO Form 372 (Enlistment Card) for ca. 1945-1946. Additional records contain data originally recorded on Enlisted Reserve Corps (E.R.C.) Statistical cards. In general, the records contain the serial number, name, state and county of residence, place of enlistment, date of enlistment, grade, Army branch, term of enlistment, longevity, nativity (place of birth), year of birth, race, education, civilian occupation, marital status, height and weight (before 1943), military occupational specialty (1945 and later), component, and box and reel number of the microfilmed punch cards. – Your Online Research Guide

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World War II Prisoners of War

Research at the National Archives

Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 – 1947, documenting the period 12/7/1941 – 11/19/1946

This series has information about U.S. military officers and soldiers and U.S. 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. – Your Online Research Guide

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World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data File

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World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data File, created, 4/2005 – 2/2006, documenting the period ca. 1941 – ca. 1945

This series 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. The records include name, rank, service number, branch of service, source of the information, unit information as available from parent unit to subordinate unit, and notes. – Your Online Research Guide

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Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II

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Records About Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, created, 1988 – 1989, documenting the period 1942 – 1946

This series contains personal descriptive data about Japanese Americans evacuated from the states of Washington, Oregon, and California to ten relocation centers operated by the War Relocation Authority during World War II in the states of California (Tule Lake and Manzanar Centers), Idaho (Minidoka Center), Utah (Central Utah Center), Colorado (Granada Center), Arizona (Colorado River and Gila River Centers), Wyoming (Heart Mountain Center), and Arkansas (Rohwer and Jerome Centers). Each record represents an individual and includes the name; relocation project and assembly center to which assigned; previous address; birthplace of parents; occupation of father; education; foreign residence; indication of military service, public assistance, pensions, and physical defects; sex and marital status; race of evacuee and spouse; year of birth; age; birthplace; indication of the holding of an alien registration number and/or Social Security number, and whether the evacuee attended Japanese language school; highest grade completed; language proficiency; occupations; and religion. – Your Online Research Guide

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Duty Locations for Naval Intelligence Personnel

Research at the National Archives

Records of Duty Locations for Naval Intelligence Personnel, created, 1942 – 1945, documenting the period 1942 – 1945

The records contain the following information about the military intelligence personnel attached to Naval Group China during World War II: name, rank or rate of pay, branch of service, muster roll date of reporting or detachment, date and duty location approximately every two weeks. There are multiple records for individual naval officers and sailors indicating changes in their location inside and outside of China, rank or rate of pay, and unit over time. – Your Online Research Guide

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Korean Conflict Casualty File

Research at the National Archives

Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, created, ca. 1977 – 11/1979, documenting the period 1/1/1950 – 2/7/1957

This series contains selected descriptive data about U.S. military personnel who died by hostile means (i.e. battle deaths) as a result of combat duty in the Korean War. The data were usually extracted from Department of Defense Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) as well as from each of the four military services of the Department of Defense. The variables available from each casualty record include: Military Service Branch, Country of Casualty (always Korea), Casualty Group, File Reference Number, Name of Casualty, [record] Processing Date, Service Number, Military Grade or Rank, Pay Grade, Date of Casualty, Service Component, Home of Record (place and state), Birth Date (year only for most records), Cause of Casualty, Aircraft Involvement(air/non-air casualty), Race, Sex (all are male), and Citizenship. The majority of the records have no meaningful data in the “cause of casualty” or “air/non- air casualty” variable. The series lists as the home of record the county for those casualties in the Army and lists as the home of record the city, town, or municipality for those casualties in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. – Your Online Research Guide

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Servicemembers Missing From WWII Now Listed In Electronic Database

News Release: U.S. Department of Defense

No. 689-07
June 04, 2007

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that an electronic database listing the names of servicemembers still unaccounted for from World War II is now available for family members and researchers.

This new listing will aid researchers and analysts in WWII remains recovery operations. Prior to this three-year effort, no comprehensive list of those missing from WWII has existed.

This database, listing nearly 78,000 names, was compiled by researchers from DPMO and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. They used hard-copy sources including “The American Graves Registration Service Rosters of Military Personnel Whose Remains were not Recovered” from the National Archives II repository in College Park, Md., and “The World War II Rosters of the Dead.” Once transferred into electronic formats, they used computer programs to compare the two lists and determined possible discrepancies among the entries. These differences were then resolved using additional sources from the National Archives and thousands of personnel files from the Washington National Records Center.

After more than three years of research and coordination to transfer information into an electronic format, efforts to gather more data on unaccounted-for WWII servicemembers continue. New names and information will be added as historical documents and personnel files are located. The names of servicemen whose remains are recovered and identified in the future will be removed as families accept the identification and inter their loved ones in cemeteries of their choice.

This WWII database, along with databases listing the missing from the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War and Gulf War, are available on DPMO’s Web site at . For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO Web site or call (703) 699-1169. – Your Online Research Guide

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Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties

Research at the National Archives

Records of Repatriated Korean War Prisoners of War, created, 1978 – 1980, documenting the period 7/5/1950 – 10/6/1954

This series contains information about 4,447 former prisoners of war (POWs) from the Korean War. POWs were considered battle or war casualties. There is one record per repatriated soldier. Each record includes the following information: serial or service number; Social Security number; personal name; year, month, and day of capture; year, month and day of release; and the POW internment camp. – Your Online Research Guide

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American Prisoners of War During the Korean War

Research at the National Archives

Records of American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, created, 1950 – 1953, documenting the period 1950 – 1953

This series has records for 4,714 U.S. military officers and soldiers who were prisoners of war (POWs) during the Korean War and therefore considered casualties. Each record contains the name of a prisoner, serial number, date of birth, dossier number, rank, and prisoner of war camp. – Your Online Research Guide

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