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Prisoner Of War and Foreign Soldier Burials

This is a database of foreign nationals buried in U. S. national cemeteries that was given to the German Genealogy Group by the director of Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.
It provides for each person, the country of origin, the location of the cemetery, grave location and the date of death if known.

The information in this index is all of the known information. We do not have any source of additional information.

Records Search: POW and Foreign Soldier Burials

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. So for example, Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the first few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search. The more specific your search, the less time you need spend scrolling through search results! 

Nation of Origin

Note: Leaving all un-checked is the same as checking all. You only need select any if you want to limit your search to specific Country Origins.


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.



The GGG would like to thank the director of Long Island National Cemetery for providing this information.

And also thanks to Richard Winter for obtaining the list, and Don Eckerle for scanning the records into the database.

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