The Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action
This database contains 153,206 records.
Last Update: September 2008
This database has been established to assist researchers
interested in investigating the U.S. Government documents pertaining
to U.S. military personnel listed as unaccounted for as of December
1991. The title of this collection is "Correlated and Uncorrelated Information
Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia." The documents are declassified
by the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
and released to the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, for
Researchers using this database can identify documents of
interest by using search terms such as last names, country
names, service branches, keywords, and statements such as "downed
over Laos." Once identified, copies of desired documents
may be obtained in three ways:
1. Researchers wishing to use this microfilm collection
may come to the Library of Congress Microform and Machine
Readables Collection Reading Room, located in the Thomas
Jefferson Building, First Floor, Room LJ-139B.
2. Microfilmed copies of the material can be sent to the
researcher's local library on inter-library loan for viewing.
This service is free, but materials must be returned to the
Library of Congress.
3. Photocopies or microfilmed copies of desired documents
can be ordered from the Library of Congress' Photoduplication
Service. These copies must be paid for, but are retained
by the researcher.
When ordering photocopies or microfilm, researchers/libraries
must provide reel number, and casualty REFNO, Source Number,
or Subject of the document folder (the SUBJECT will be in
upper case in the Subject/Title field). For ordering
information, contact the Library of Congress, Photoduplication
Service, Washington, D.C. 20540.
The Federal Research Division also maintains the documents
Joint Commission on POW/MIAs, which attempted to locate
Americans thought to have been held in the former Soviet