MWalsh Posted July 8, 2012 Share #51 Posted July 8, 2012 I did check my old type POW records, the ones a person had to use prior to the Ancestry.com & NARA listings. They are / were done by punch card originally, then I guess at some point the info in the punch cards was converted to numbers or numbered fields. So one had to pull up a string of 80 characters that when "translated" listed everything the NARA POW info (as listed earlier in your thread) shows in the easy to read format of today. They do show exactly what the NARA POW record posted here shows. My only thought on the POW records or record would be that perhaps the wrong year number or field was punched on your guy's original POW card, resulting in it showing a capture date of 1-25-1944 when perhaps it ought to have been 1-25-1945? I dunno, just a thought. Kurt, you do considerable research on POW's... have you ever come across a POW's NARA record which showed one date and then the real date / correct date of capture, as seen on official paperwork, was off by a year one way or another? MW Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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