1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 7, 2019 9:15 AM by Becca Simons

    Information on WW II POWs


      Is there any way to track POW info?   My dad spoke of being captured by Rommel in the desert.  He was a tank retriever.  Just interested in this part of his life.  He never spoke much about it.  He’s been gone now 20+ years.  Memorial Day makes me think about this.

        • Re: Information on WW II POWs

          Dear Ms. Coffey,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Various data file listings of American prisoners of war are in the custody of the Electronic Records Division (RDE) and are available via AAD (Access to Archival Databases) on the National Archives website at: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/.  Click on "prisoners of war" under the "Genealogy/Personal History" category. A list of the databases will appear. Select the database pertaining to the war in which you are interested. 


          Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) include a master list of American prisoners of war of the German and Japanese Governments. These indexes consist of many volumes and have thousands of entries for individuals listed alphabetically by surname.  If you are interested in any particular prisoner and can furnish us any identifying information about him, we will be happy to search our records.


          We hope this information is helpful.


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