The Korean War research process is the same as for World War I and World War II. The main records a researcher needs are in the same locations and the records are very similar. When you began researching, did you get a letter from St. Louis telling you all the records burned? Are you trying to sort out a family story or locate additional records? This section will provide some tips and resources to help you get started. If you would like more in-depth information, please check out my books, Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volumes 1 and 2. These volumes help researchers locate information across all branches of the military during World War I, World War II, and Korea.
Would you like to work with a researcher to help you obtain all available records at NPRC on your soldier (especially if the OMPF burned?) Contact us for details and get started on a research project.
There are many general resources you can use to aid your genealogical research before diving into military records. It is important to locate as much information on your soldier as possible before pursuing military records.
Military Research Resources
These are additional resources to National Personnel Records Center and NARA College Park.
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