Project: World War II

Categories: Military and War Project | World War II Project

The World War II Project is a Sub-Project of the Military and War Project!

Welcome to the World War II Project


How To Join

The leaders of this project are Terry Wright and Paula J.

For a full list of participants of the Military and War Project, see the badge report. military_and_war.gif

If you would like to be involved in the Military and War Project and the World War II Sub-Project, please do the following:

  1. Ask Paula to award you the Military and War Project badge.
  2. Add military_and_war and World_War_II to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Request to join the Google Community which is how we communicate.
  4. Check out the To-Do list below to find something to help us work on. Then add your name next to it (or ask one of us to).
  5. Add [[Category: Military and War Project Member]] to your profile page.


This is the Main Category: World War II


  • Provide standardized structure for World War II Categories.
  • For each person:
    • Merge or suggest merging of duplicates into the final lowest profile ID number.
    • Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of the Leaders), if the profile meets those requirements
    • Applicable template included on the page (See Template below)
    • All relevant categories are added.
    • Ancestor is entered into the appropriate World War II Category and protected with the appropriate World War II Template.

Task List

These are tasks that volunteers can do to help us! Check out the G2G post referring to the task, and ask questions or comment on what you're working on there.

Specific tasks you can perform for the World War II project are:

  1. Connect Benito Mussolini to the tree.
  2. Connect Hirohito to the tree.
  3. Look for resources for Canadian military records (see g2g question here).
  4. Gather sources on the death marches. We are looking for rosters or reliable sources of military data.
  5. Assist the categories project set up the World War II categories.
  6. We are looking for media which can be connected to profiles and space page. This is the first war where military personnel had their own still and movie cameras.

Requested Subprojects

  • World War II Veterans (see categories and Category:World War II Wikimuseum)

Related Projects

The following projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with this one, so members of this project may be interested in them as well:

Project Template

Images added so far

  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • New Zealand
  • Polish
  • Soviet Union
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

We have two different WWII project templates

Sample usage:

The WW II Project template is used for adding the profile to the project as Project Managed / Project Protected.

{{WW II|United States Army|October 2, 1941|34th infantry, 135th Infantry Division |1945}}


... ... ... participated in the Second World War.
Join: World War II Project
Discuss: world_war_II

The World War II template will add the profile to the category by using the 1st parameter and World War II

Enter the Country and Branch of Service as written above ie; British Navy, French Resistance, Australian Army, United States Marine Corps etc and it will display the correct country flag and add the profile to the <category>, World War II.

{{World War II |French Resistance|1939|operated in Northern France|1945}}


... ... ... ... served in the French Resistance in World War II
Enlisted: 1939
Regiment/Unit: operated in Northern France
Discharged: 1945

To add the profile to a specific unit, since the 4th element is free text and can include other items, add |unit=xxx at the end

{{World War II |United States Marine Corps|1942|1st Marine Division|1945|unit=1st Marine Division}}


... ... ... ... served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II
Enlisted: 1942
Regiment/Unit: 1st Marine Division
Discharged: 1945

World War II Free-Space Pages




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