2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2021 5:11 PM by Alex Daverede

    How to verify Korean War photos?

    Suzy Johnson Newbie

      I found some pretty graphic war photos. My father was a helicopter pilot in Korea and think they are from then, but not sure. What can I do to get them authenticated? 

        • Re: How to verify Korean War photos?
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Johnson,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The National Archives is the repository for the permanently valuable non-current records of the Federal Government.  We have no authority to authenticate historical objects.  You may wish to contact the US military service museum corresponding to your father’s branch of services for advice regarding the photographs.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


          • Re: How to verify Korean War photos?
            Alex Daverede Adventurer



            There are often clues within the pictures themselves that can help identifying a location or approximate date of a photograph.  Uniforms, weapons, vehicles and their markings,  aircraft and their markings, buildings, and signs can all be of help in identification.  If you can post some of the less graphic shots, there are folks in History Hub who can assist you.


            I hope you find this information of use.


            A. J.