Thursday, June 07, 2007

World War II Database of Missing U.S. Service Personnel Now Online

The U.S. Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has compiled a database of service members still unaccounted for following World War II. The database contains nearly 78,000 names and was derived from records from the National Archives and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. You can access the database online here:

Service Personnel Not Recovered Following World War II (MIA)

Names will be removed from the database as remains are recovered and identified. A press release about the database is available here: U.S. Department of Defense News Release: Service Members Missing From WWII Now Listed In Electronic Database

For a directory of more online World War II databases see:

World War II Indexes, Records and Databases on the Internet

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