Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Unaccounted-for Remains record example

    Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Unaccounted-for Remains

    Records: 81,870

    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) estimates there are 82,000 American military and civilian personnel missing in action from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. The majority of the missing died in World War II.

    The DPAA’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation.

    Unaccounted-for Remains, Group A, 1941-1975
    This collection contains information for the 38,000 missing service members whose remains are considered recoverable, and that the agency believes could potentially be identified with the assistance of close family members.

    Unaccounted-for Remains, Group B, 1941-1975
    This collection contains information for the 44,000 missing service members whose remains are considered unrecoverable. More than 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea from ship losses or known aircraft water losses.

    Source Information

    "Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Unaccounted-for Remains" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/1118/defense-powmia-accounting-agency-unaccounted-for-remains: accessed May 28, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Unaccounted-for Remains
    Total Records
    81,870
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    Published on Fold3
    27 May 2021
    Last Updated
    25 Oct 2021
    Description
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) estimates there are 82,000 American military and civilian personnel missing in action from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. The majority of the missing died in World War II.