bigpigeon.us webpage WWII:US > WWII Casualties> WWII Prisoners Of War, © 2023 by Robert A. Christiansen, updated by RAC 22 Nov 2023.
Commentary for the above table:
- Internees were primarily US civilian citizens, with a sprinkling of US military.
- Very few US prisoners of war were repatriated during WWII. However, substantial number of internees were repatriated during the war, but might still included in the above counts.
- The above counts include some US citizens who avoided being interned by hiding out.
Sources for Big Pigeon's WWII:US > WWII Casualties> WWII Prisoners Of War webpage:
- U.S. Prisoners of War and Civilian American Citizens Captured and Interned by Japan in World War II, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/u/us-prisoners-war-civilian-american-citizens-captured.html - contains data used to build the above table.
- https://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP24 - access the National Archives' Records of World War II Prisoners of War (143,374 records) and World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files (29,879 records) databases.