December 18, 1951 POWs


On December 18, 1951, the North Koreans and Chinese released the first list of POWs. The lists were released as part of the cease fire negotiations.

These lists were transcribed by volunteers and can be accessed using the links below. This is a work in progress, as new lists are transcribed they will be added to this list. United Nation POW lists will be added as they are transcribed.

After it was released, President Truman warned that this list was entirely unverified and should be treated with skepticism.

Lists:
US POWs – A
US POWs – B
US POWs – C
US POWs – D
US POWs – E
US POWs – F
US POWs – G
US POWs – H
US POWs – I
US POWs – J
US POWs – K
US POWs – L
US POWs – M
US POWs – N
US POWs – O
US POWs – P
US POWs – Q
US POWs – R
US POWs – S
US POWs – T
US POWs – U
US POWs – V
US POWs – W
US POWs – Y
US POWs – Z

UN POWs – Australia
UN POWs – Britain
UN POWs – Canada
UN POWs – France
UN POWs – Greece
UN POWs – Holland
UN POWs – Japan
UN POWs – Philippines
UN POWs – South Africa
UN POWs – Turkey

SYMBOLS
The symbols used by the North Koreans and Chinese to indicate the unit to which the men are said to have belonged:
A – Army
CMBN – Chemical Mortar Battalion
KMAG – Korea Military Group
SIGACL – Signal Air Ground Liaison
AF – Air Force
D – Division
MAW – Marine Air Wing
TF – Task Force
BG – Bomb Group
ENBN – Engine Battalion
MD – Marine Division
TKBN – Tank Battalion
BW – Bomb Wing
FABN – Field Artillery Battalion
RCT – Regimental Combat Team
TSW – Technical Service Unit
CD – Calvary Division
FW & FBW – Fighter Wing
ROK & ROKD – Republic of Korea Division

Note: TSW should be TSU and SIGACL should be SIGAGL, these are left in the list as they were provided by the North Koreans and Chinese.

CAMPS
Here are the locations of the camps as provided:
Camp 1 – Changsong, 30 miles northeast of Sinuiju, major border city near the mouth of the Yalu river
Camp 2 – Pyokdong, 50 miles northeast of Sinuiju on the south bank of the Yalu (this is also spelled Pyoktong on some maps)
Camp 3 – Changson, a second camp near POW Camp 1
Camp 4 – Pyokdong
Camp 5 – Pyokdong
Camp 6 – Pyongyang, the North Korean capital
Camp 7 – Pyokdong
Camp 8 – Changdong, 18 miles east of Pyongyang
Camp 9 – Pyongyang
Camp 10 – Chonma, 25 miles east of Sinuiju
Camp 11 – Pukchin 80 miles north of Pyongyang and 35 miles South of the Yalu river