Army is leading The Korean War Project, which aims to update the case files of all Australian soldiers who remain missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War.
The ongoing work to account for missing Australian servicemen is progressing with the support of The Royal Australian Navy, The Royal Australian Air Force, National Archives of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, researchers, historians, families and the ex-service community in Australia, the United States, South Korea, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The United States’ Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the South Korean Ministry of National Defence Agency for Missing in Action Recovery and Identification (MAKRI) organisations have a strong interest in accounting for their servicemen who remain unaccounted for in Korea. Army maintains a strong working relationship with both organisations.
Further information can be found in the documents below.
Anyone who may be related to one of the missing Australian servicemen are requested to register their details through the Missing soldier relatives database form. Family members can include siblings, children, parents, aunts and uncles, cousins and widows. There is no limit to the number of family members who can register. Army will seek to collect DNA from both the maternal and paternal relatives of the missing soldiers.
Army is also seeking the assistance of Korean War veterans who have firsthand information about any of the incidents in which Australian servicemen came to be recorded as missing in action. If you have any information that may assist in Army's investigations, contact Unrecovered War Casualties - Army on 1800 019 090 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.