Accession Number : ADA283650


Title :   POW/MIA Issues. Volume 2. World War II and the Early Cold War


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Cole, Paul M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a283650.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 191


Abstract : The Department of Defense sponsored two related projects, the first provided funding for a six-month study focusing on American prisoner of funding for a six-month study focusing on American prisoner of war/missing-in-action (POW/MIA) issues from the Korean War. A second project expanded the scope and provided additional resources for research into whether American servicemen and civilians were transported to the territory of the Soviet Union or its allies during World War II, the early Cold War, as well as the original subject, the Korean War. The purpose of this study is to provide documentation from archive sources on the possible fate of unrepatriated U.S. POW/MIAs and to provide documentation of U.S. governmental efforts to obtain information on these individuals and their repatriation. An undetermined number of American POWs liberated by Soviet forces during World War II from Nazi Germany POW camps were not repatriated to the United States or otherwise accounted for by Soviet authorities. Information from Soviet archives indicates that Soviet Authorities deliberately misled U.S. officials concerning the fate of American POWs. The U. S. government made extensive efforts to locate and recover the remains of American buried in USSR territory. This report contains an update on the status of these graves. This report identifies 40. U.S. aircraft shot down by Soviet bloc forces during the early Cold War era.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *PRISONERS OF WAR , USSR , MILITARY PERSONNEL , DOCUMENTS , HISTORY , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , KOREA , ARCHIVES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE