Last Weekly Update:  April 12, 2024

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. 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 involve coordination with hundreds of countries and municipalities worldwide.

As of the latest update on May 22, 2023, more than 81,000 Americans remain missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts. Out of the total, approximately 75% of the losses are located in the Indo-Pacific region, and over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea (such as ship losses and known aircraft water losses).


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Please note the following:

* The number provided reflects the actual number still unaccounted-for. PMKOR database count may be 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. The new figure eliminates duplicative records, erroneous entries, and includes information demonstrating that individual's were properly accounted for by the appropriate authorities before our Agency inherited those responsibilities.