U.S. MILITARY KOREAN WAR STATISTICS

BATTLE DEAD*    33,742 (*Includes 4,735 findings of presumptive death under the Missing Persons Act)

Killed in Action

23,615

Died of Wounds

  2,459

Died While Missing (MIA)

  4,821

Died While Captured (POW)

  2,847

Total:    

33,742

NON-BATTLE DEATHS    2,830

TOTAL DEATHS IN THEATER:    36,516

DIED ELSEWHERE (Worldwide during Korean War)   17,730

WOUNDED (Number of personnel)    92,134

WOUNDED (Number of incidences*)    103,284 (*Includes individual personnel wounded multiple times)

UNACCOUNTED FOR (Bodies not identified/bodies not recovered)   8,176

Prisoner of War

2,045

Killed in Action

1,794

Missing in Action

4,245

Non-battle

     92

Total:    

8,176

PRISONERS OF WAR    7,245

POWs Returned to U.S. Control

4,418

POWs Who Died While Captured

2,806

POWs Who Refused Repatriation

     21

Total:    

7,245

NUMBER WHO SERVED WORLDWIDE 5,720,000

NUMBER WHO SERVED IN KOREAN THEATER 1,789,000

SERVICE STATISTICS

Total

ARMY

USAF

USMC

USN

Killed in Action

23, 637

19,754

  198

3,321

364

Died of Wounds

  2,484

  1,904

   16

   536

  28

Died While Missing (MIA)

  4,759

  3,317

  960

   385

  97

Died While POW/Interned

  2,806

  2,753

    24

    26

   3

TOTAL BATTLE DEAD

33,686

27,728

1,198

4,268

492

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prisoners of War

7,245

5,356

926

677

286

Sources: "Unaccounted For" data from: Defense Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Office (DPMO); all other data from: Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports (WHS/DIOR). Data released: June 1, 2000.

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