PRISONERS OF WAR -- MISSING IN ACTION


September 2002
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

Internet Resources
Online Articles
Bibliographies


Internet Resources


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All sites last accessed 28 August, 2003.

Advocacy and Intelligence Index For Prisoners of War -- Missing In Action. All POW-MIA Archives.
Available online at: http://www.aiipowmia.com/
Reports, testimony, statements, depositions, documents, daily news, articles, lists, updates and announcements on POW's and MIA's from all wars.

American Ex-Prisoners of War.
Available online at: http://axpow.org/pow_link.htm
The American Ex-Prisoners of War organization is a national organization for American citizens who were captured by the enemy. Click on the Links/Web Rings button on the bottom left side of the screen.

DPMO--Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office.
Available online at: http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/
The information assembled on these pages is to assist readers in understanding the U.S. Government effort to achieve the fullest possible accounting of our missing in action from all wars. Includes news releases, articles and transcripts.

Goldich, Robert L.  POWs and MIAs: Status and Accounting Issues. Washington, DC, Library of Congress, 2001. 16 p (CRS Issue Brief for Congress).
Available online at: http://fas.org/man/crs/IB92101.pdf

Library of Congress. Federal Research Division. Vietnam War Era Prisoner of War/Missing In Action Database.
Available online at: http://memory.loc.gov/pow/powhome.html
This database has been established to assist researchers interested in investigating the U.S. Government documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel listed as unaccounted for as of December 1991. The title of this collection is "Correlated and Uncorrelated Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia."

Miles, Donna. Code of Conduct Guide to Keeping the Faith.  DefenseLink web site, April 1999.
Available online at: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr1999/n04271999_9904271.html
(American Forces Information Service News Articles).
Unlike the Geneva Conventions, which are an international legal guide regarding POWs, the Code of Conduct is a moral guide. The code is based on time-honored concepts and traditions that date back to the American Revolution.

National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing In Southeast Asia.
The League is a non-profit, non-partisan organization financed by contributions from the families, veterans and concerned citizens. The League originated on the west coast in the late 1960's. The wife of a ranking POW, believing that the U.S. Government policy of keeping a low profile on the POW/MIA issue and encouraging the families to refrain from publicly discussing the problem was unjustified, initiated a loosely organized movement which evolved into the National League of Families.
Available online at: http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/index.html

National Park Service. Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia. National Prisoner of War Museum.
Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm
Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.

POW NETWORK.
Available online at: http://www.pownetwork.org
The site is dedicated to information distribution on Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Servicemen.

Rochester, Stuart I. and Frederick Kiley. Honor Bound: The History of American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973.  Washington DC, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1998. 721 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA357624

Sherrell, Chandler C. A Historical Analysis of United States Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Repatriation and Remains Recovery. Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, 1998. 104 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA350096

U. S. Department of Defense. Defense Link.
Available online at: http://www.defenselink.mil
Use the search box in the upper right corner to locate articles on POWs, MIAs, or Prisoners of War.

U. S. Merchant Marine, U. S. Maritime Service, Army Transport Service, Military Sea Transportation Service, Military Sealift Command. American Merchant Marine Prisoners of War During World War II.
Available online at: http://www.usmm.org/pow.html

United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
Available online at: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/91.htm
Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War, held in Geneva from 21 April to 12 August, 1949. Entry into force, 21 October 1950.

United States Army. CILHI, Central Identification Laboratory Hawaii.
Available online at: http://www.cilhi.army.mil/
CILHI's primary mission is to search for, recover and identify remains of American military personnel, certain American civilian personnel, and certain allied personnel unaccounted for from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War and the Vietnam War.

Wilson, Barbara A.  Military Women Veterans: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Women Prisoners of War.
Available online at: http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/prisoners.html
Personal page of Captain Barbara A. Wilson, USAF, retired.

Yale Law School. Avalon Project. The Laws of War. Convention Between the United States and Other Powers Relating to Prisoners of War; July 27, 1929.
Available online at: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/lawofwar/geneva02.htm
The conventions in effect during World War II.


ON LINE ARTICLES


Braim, Paul. The Latest POW/MIA Controversy. Parameters vol 27: Summer 1997.
In the "Review Essay" section, Braim reviews various recent books on POW/MIA issues.
Also available online at: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/97summer/sumessay.htm#Braim

Dowd, Allan W. Daughter of a Downed Pilot Leads Fight on Behalf of Korean War MIAs. Legion Magazine vol 149: September 2000.
Also available online at: http://www.legion.org/korea/tales9m.htm

Dudney, Robert S. Weighing the Evidence on POWs. Air Force Magazine vol 76: July 1993.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/perspectives/vietnam/0793pow.html

Frisbee, John L. Death March. Air Force Magazine vol 78: July 1995.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/valor/0795valor_print.html

Frisbee, John L. Valor en Masse Air Force Magazine vol 72: February 1989.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/valor/0289valor.html

POW/MIA Remembrance Day Statement.  American Legion vol 151: September 2001.
American Legion National Commander Richard J. Santos issued the following statement on POW/MIA Remembrance Day.
Also available online at: http://www.legion.org/pub_relations/pr_nr_92101_powmiarememb.htm

Perry, Joellen.  Rhonda Cornum: The Iraqi Army Couldn't Quash Her Fighting Spirit. U. S. News and World Report , vol 131: August 20, 2001.
Story of an army flight surgeon who was held by the Iraqis for 8 days.
Also available online at: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/doubleissue/heroes/cornum.htm

Powell, Stewart M. Honor Bound.  Air Force Magazine vol 82: August 1999.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/aug1999/0899pow.asp

Stockstill, Louis R. The Forgotten Americans of the Vietnam War.  Air Force Magazine vol 52: October 1989.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/perspectives/vietnam/1069vietnam.html


BIBLIOGRAPHIES


U.S. Navy Prisoners of War During World War II: A Bibliography. Washington, DC, Department of the Navy. Navy Historical Center, 2001.
Available online at: http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq41-1.htm

Goodman, Sue. Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991, Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, September 1994.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/pgwar/pgwr19.htm#powmia
Books, articles, and documents listed in the POW/MIA section of AUL's Persian Gulf War bibliography.

Hyatt, Joan. Korean War, 1950-1953. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, 1995. (Special bibliography no. 290, revision no. 2).
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/korea/pow.htm
Books, articles, and documents listed in the Prisoner of War section of AUL's Korean War bibliography.

White, Elwood. The American P.O.W. Experience. Colorado Springs, CO, Air Force Academy Library, November 2000. 81 p. (Special bibliography series no. 96).
Available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA386452


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