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Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Files, compiled ca. 2001 - 03/16/2009, documenting the period 06/28/1950 - 12/31/2006

ARC Identifier 4667739

Series from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921 - 2008

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Creator(s):Department of Defense. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Defense Human Resources Activity. Defense Manpower Data Center. (1997 - ) (Most Recent)
Department of Defense. Washington Headquarters Services. Directorate for Information Operations and Reports. Statistical Information Analysis Division. (ca. 1997 - ) (Predecessor)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Data Files
Textual Records

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Inclusive Dates:ca. 2001 - 03/16/2009
Coverage Dates:06/28/1950 - 12/31/2006
Date Note:Although the agency created these records starting in about 2001, they concern records of all military personnel casualties that occurred between 1950 and 2006. Dates of death in the file unit "Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Data File, 1950-2005" (ARC Identifier 2990454) range from June 28, 1950 to May 28, 2006. Dates of death in the file unit "Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Data File, 2006" (ARC Identifier 3021193) range from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006.
Part Of:Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921 - 2008
Includes: 4 file units described in ARCSearch within this Series
Function and Use:The agency created and maintained this series for the Department of Defense (DoD) as an automated repository of all official casualty information from both conflict and peacetime incidents. The records derive from information submitted by each of the military services on Department of Defense Form 1300, Individual Report of Casualty. The records are used to produce various standard and as-requested reports in support of DoD organizations, outside government agencies, Congress, the President, the media, and the general public.
Access Restriction(s):Restricted - Partly
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
This series is partly restricted but public use files have been created and are available.
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
General Note(s):This series is the successor to the series: "Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Extract Files" (ARC Identifier 2163536); "Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, ca. 1977 - 11/1979" (ARC Identifier 571686); and "Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War, 01/20/1967 - 12/1998" (ARC Identifier 306742).
Finding Aid Type:Doc. Package
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Disposition Authority Number(s):N1-330-96-003
Accession Number(s):NN3-330-09-008



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