Last Update: April 21,  2017  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel from past conflicts to their families and the nation. Within this mission, we search for missing personnel from World War II (WWII), the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars, and other recent conflicts. Our research and operational missions include coordination with hundreds of countries and municipalities around the world.

As this map shows, at present, more than 83,000 Americans remain missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts. Out of the 83,000 missing, 75% of the losses are located in the Asia-Pacific, and over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea (i.e. ship losses, known aircraft water losses, etc.).

 

 

 Unaccounted for From Past Conflicts

 

 WWII

Korean War 

 Vietnam War

Cold War 

Iraq & Other Conflicts 

Total 

 Total MIA

* 73,061

* 7,751

 1,611

 126

 6

82,555 

 
WWII Iraq and Other Conflicts Iraq and Other Conflicts


* Reflects actual number still unaccounted-for. PMKOR database count is slightly higher due to several entries pending administrative review.

* As part of DPAA's data consolidation effort we have validated the number of missing from WWII. This new figure reflects the elimination of duplicative records, erroneous entries, and information that demonstrates the individual was properly accounted for by the appropriate authorities before our Agency inherited those responsibilities.