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Missing in Action

Description

The definition for Missing in Action on wikitree is someone who went missing during a battle, engagement, action, etc.

It also includes cases where a plane or ship is initially overdue and presumed lost. After a period of time, personnel may be declared by their country as Killed in Action

This is not for personnel who went missing in normal garrison and more likely to be considered as deserters.


Add to Profile

If you do not know the country they fought for or conflict add to the high level category by placing this line in the profile

[[Category: Missing in Action]]

If more information is known, you can use the {{Roll of Honor}} template to display an image and short description to the profile, and add the profile to the category, cut and paste the following to the profile text below the ==Biography== section, replacing <item> with actual value:

{{Roll of Honor
| category = <Missing in Action>, <United States of America>, <World War II>
| image = <Mil_template_images-10.png>
| country = <United States of America> (country of service not where missing)
| description = <Missing in Action at Normandy on D-Day>
| war = <World War II>
| rank = <rank> (if listed, will display, else will use profile prefix if present)

}}

using this template, you will see the following on the profile page, with the profile also being added to the category identified.
Corporal ... ... ... was Missing in Action at Normandy on D-Day during World War II.

if not using the template, you can enter the category explicitly with one of the following formats, from least to most desirable, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Missing in Action]]
[[Category: Missing In Action, <country of service>]]
[[Category: Missing In Action, <war>]]
[[Category: Missing In Action, <country of service>, <war>]]

Create New Country

To create a new Country sub category for a war, add the following line to the profile or war category, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Missing in Action, <country>]]

After saving, the new category should appear in RED, select it and cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value.

For most of the <country of service> Armed Forces it will be Spanish, Mexican, Russian, etc. Check for those already created in Category: Military

{{ProjectCategory|Roll of Honor|Roll_of_Honor}}
[[Category: Missing in Action]]
[[Category: <country of service> Armed Forces]]
----

{{Military Help |MIA Country}}
==Sources==
<references />
----

After saving, if you added the category to the war category, go back to it, edit, remove the new category name and save. If you added to a profile, it should show in BLACK and is now a member of that category.


Create New War

To create a new War sub category for a country, add the following line to the profile or country category, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Missing in Action, <war>]]

After saving, the new category should appear in RED, select it and cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value.

Cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value:

{{ProjectCategory|Roll of Honor|Roll_of_Honor}}
[[Category: Missing in Action]]
[[Category: <war>]]
----

{{Military Help | MIA War}}
==Sources==
<references />
----

After saving, if you added the category to the country category, go back to it, edit, remove the new category name and save. If you added to a profile, it should show in BLACK and is now a member of that category.

Create New Country War

To create a new Country War sub category for the country and war, add the following line to the profile, country or war category, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Missing in Action, <country>, <war> ]]

After saving, the new category should appear in RED, select it and cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value.

Cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value:

{{ProjectCategory|Roll of Honor|Roll_of_Honor}}
[[Category: Missing in Action, <war>]]
[[Category: Missing in Action, <country of service>]]
[[Category: <country of service>, <war>]]
----

{{Military Help | MIA Country/War}}
==Sources==
<references />
----

After saving, if you added the category to the country or war category, go back to it, edit, remove the new category name and save. If you added to a profile, it should show in BLACK and is now a member of that category.

Adding the Profile to the Roll of Honor

The Roll of Honor is kept on a free space page.

go to Space:Missing in Action and edit the page.

Scroll down until you get to the wikitable section.

Add information below the last line of the table header (when displayed it will sort alphabetically, so where in the list you add it is not important)

! scope="col"| Other Information
|-

Cut and paste the following to the table, replacing everything with actual values for that person:

| [[Wiki ID | Last Name]]
| First/Middle Names
| Date Of Birth as DD MMM YYYY
| Date Of Death as DD MMM YYYY
| Conflict
| Country
| [[Image:xxxx |90px|??]] (xxxx is an image of the Flag of Country)
| MIA<other info> <place of death> <branch of service> [[image:|35px|??]] (can display a small image if desired)
|-

For example:

|[[Aaron-211|Aaron]]
|Hubert Charles Titus
|22 Oct 1919
|7 Dec 1941
|WWII
|United States of America
|[[Image:WikiTree Profiles Roll of Honor-1.jpg|90px|??]]
|MIA/KIA Pearl Harbor US Navy [[Image:Photos-320.jpg|35px|??]]
|-

save the page.

Basic Level

This is the narrowest/most defined level we are creating categories for, i.e. we will not have MIA categories for a unit, branch or battle.



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