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

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]

Sample of indexed information:

John R Smith United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded
Name John R Smith
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 02 Sep 1950
Event Place South Korea
Casualty Detail Note Seriously wounded in action by missile
Casualty Type Returned to Duty (FECOM)
Military Casualty Group Returned to Duty (FECOM)
Race White
Residence Place Ohio, United States

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The birth date of your ancestor
  • The death date of your ancestor
  • The state where your ancestor lived
  • The branch of military in which your ancestor served

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. 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]

  • 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

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
  • 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 research for your family in the United States.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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