Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, created, ca. 1977 - 11/1979, documenting the period 1/1/1950 - 2/7/1957 Korean U.S. Casualties Data Base Korean Conflict Casualties File (KCCF) Date Note: Coverage dates are for dates of death; inclusive dates are for dates records entered into the system. Part of: Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Function and Use: The agency created the database to maintain a centralized information source within the Department of Defense for memorials to those who died due to combat during the Korean conflict and other public issuances. Scope & Content Note: This series contains selected descriptive data about U.S. military personnel who died by hostile means (i.e. battle deaths) as a result of combat duty in the Korean War. The data were usually extracted from Department of Defense Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) as well as from each of the four military services of the Department of Defense. The variables available from each casualty record include: Military Service Branch, Country of Casualty (always Korea), Casualty Group, File Reference Number, Name of Casualty, [record] Processing Date, Service Number, Military Grade or Rank, Pay Grade, Date of Casualty, Service Component, Home of Record (place and state), Birth Date (year only for most records), Cause of Casualty, Aircraft Involvement(air/non-air casualty), Race, Sex (all are male), and Citizenship. The majority of the records have no meaningful data in the "cause of casualty" or "air/non- air casualty" variable. The series lists as the home of record the county for those casualties in the Army and lists as the home of record the city, town, or municipality for those casualties in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
Bibliography Creator: Department of Defense. Washington Headquarters Services. Directorate for Information Operations and Reports. Manpower Management Information Division. (10/01/1977 - ca. 1997) (Most Recent) NWME Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 (phone) 301-837-0470 (fax) 301-837-3681 (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org Inclusive Dates: ca. 1977 - 11/1979 Coverage Dates: 1/1/1950 - 2/7/1957