Download (KSS members only): “Monograph 3: The Postal History of the Korean War 1950-1953”

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In 2000 the KSS published a monograph, the third in the series of KSS monographs, titled “The Postal History of the Korean War 1950-1953”. Written by Robert W. Collins, this monograph is no longer readily available. As a service to KSS members a scanned version of this document is available online. Some examples and texts from the monograph are shown here and the download link can be found at the end of the page. 

The monograph is divided in seven parts:

  1. United States Army-Air Force
  2. United States Marine Corps
  3. Unites States Navy Ships
  4. Prisoners of War
  5. United Nations Forces
  6. South KOrea, North Korea, China
  7. Neutral Nation Repatriation Commission

To give an idea of the contents of this document the editor’s notes and the author’s introduction are shown in full:

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KSS Korea Philately Editor
One of the earliest positions of the KSS. The position of editor of KP is, and has always been, the mainstay of the KSS.

3 thoughts on “Download (KSS members only): “Monograph 3: The Postal History of the Korean War 1950-1953”

  1. POW/MIA
    United States has been working with North Korea since 1990 to present to recover remains of US and UN soldiers who were missing in action (MIA) or taken as prisoner of war (POW). https://www.dpaa.mil/Our-Missing/Korean-War
    “From 1990 to 1994, North Korea exhumed and returned 208 boxes of remains. DoD (Department of Defense) scientists estimate that as many as 400 individuals could be represented in these 208 boxes. Between July 1996, and May 2005, the Central Identification Laboratory Hawaii (CILHI) and JPAC, which is now part of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, conducted 33 Joint Field Activities (JFAs) in North Korea, which recovered more than 220 sets of remains, which are currently being processed for identification at JPAC in Hawaii. On May 25, 2005, the U.S. temporarily suspended JFAs in North Korea due to security concerns.” The information of US military personnel and location during the Korean War is confidential. The information of POW/MIA will be very difficult to find without the help US Department of Defense. I do believe that US government has very good record of all personnel and location during the war. Someday, when all the POW/MIA return home, the information will be available to the public.

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