Template:World War II

Categories: Stickers


Served in the World War II

To add this sticker to a profile, place the string similar to the text in Code used: column of Examples table anywhere in the biography part of the profile. Usually you should put it next to the text describing a Sticker, but it should always be below the == Biography == heading and above the == Sources == heading.


Name:World War II
Timeframe:1939 - 1945
Usage:Pages using the template
Usage on profiles:Parameter usage on profiles
Edit:Template Documentation

This template is managed by the World War II and the Military and War Projects.

This is a sticker and is placed below the ==Biography== line of profiles to indicate a person served in World War II. It is not a Project Box, which for this project is {{World War II Project}}.

The entry format is:

{{World War II|branch=<service branch> or <country>|startdate=service started as dd mmm yyyy|units=unit1; unit2|enddate=service ended as dd mmm yyyy|rank=xxx|unit=1st regt, div, ship, etc|image=image file}}

Enter the service branch or country name to the sticker as shown below i.e.; branch=Australian Army, branch=United States Marine Corps, etc. The sticker will display the correct flag and add the profile to the category <branch>, World War II.

Since the unit(s) served in can be more specific than the level we are creating categories for, i.e. Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, have abbreviations, i.e. 1st Regt., or can have multiple units, i.e 1st Regiment in 1941, 7th Cavalry in 1944, the template cannot make assignments to unit categories using this field.

To solve this issue, use the |unit= parameter to identify the 1st unit the person service in.

If no |unit is listed, the category will be assigned based on the <service branch> or <country>. If unit(s) served in is entered, to correctly create the category, add |unit=<unit> at the end of the template line, and the template will format the category to add the profile to using <unit>, <service branch>, World War II. if multiple units are listed, to add the profile to the 2nd, 3rd, etc., the profile will need to be added to the category explicitly with [[Category: <unit>, <service branch>, <war>]] for each of them.

If the category listing on the profile shows up as RED check the spelling/punctuation and the parent category to see if it is spelled the same way. If all looks correct, you can create the new category, default text for the category should be listed in the HELP! section of the parent category.

The |branch= parameter will be displayed on the profile page, and it will be used as a lookup value in the table below to determine what country flag will be displayed. If you identify this parameter with a country or branch not listed, the displayed will show text saying the value is not found.

The |units= parameters will be displayed on the profile page.

If you are working on a country or service branch that is not shown below, send a note to the project leaders to have the sticker updated.

If you do not want to use a default image, you can display a different one using |image=image file.

Flags for Countries and service branches:

  • Albania
    • Royal Albanian Army
  • Australia
    • Australian Army
    • Royal Australian Navy
    • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Belgium
    • Belgian Military Aviation
    • Belgian Army
    • Belgian Naval Corps
  • Brazil
    • Brazilian Army
    • Brazilian Navy
    • Brazilian Air Force
  • Bulgaria
    • Bulgarian Army
    • Bulgarian Navy
    • Bulgarian Air Force
  • Canada
    • Canadian Army
    • Royal Canadian Navy
    • Royal Canadian Air Force
  • China
    • National Revolutionary Army
    • Republic of China Air Force
    • Republic of China Navy
  • Cuba
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
    • Ethiopian Army
    • Ethiopian Navy
  • Finland
    • Finnish Army
    • Finnish Navy
    • Finnish Air Force
  • France
    • French Army
    • French Navy
    • French Air Force
    • French Resistance
    • French Foreign Legion
  • Germany
    • Heer
    • Kriegsmarine
    • Luftwaffe
    • Nazi Party
  • Greece
    • Hellenic Army
    • Hellenic Navy
    • Hellenic Air Force
  • Hungary
    • Royal Hungarian Army
    • Royal Hungarian Air Force
  • India
    • Royal Indian Navy
    • British Indian Army
    • Indian Air Force
  • Italy
    • Italian Army
    • Italian Navy
    • Italian Air Force
    • Italian Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana
    • Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force
  • Japan
    • Imperial Japanese Army
    • Imperial Japanese Army Air Force
    • Imperial Japanese Navy
    • Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
    • New Zealand Army
    • Royal New Zealand Navy
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Netherlands
    • Royal Netherlands Army
    • Royal Netherlands Navy
    • Royal Netherlands Air Force
    • Netherlands Marine Corps
  • Norway
    • Norwegian Army
    • Royal Norwegian Navy
    • Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Philippines
    • Philippine Army
    • Philippine Navy
  • Poland
    • Polish Army
    • Polish Navy
    • Polish Air Force
    • Polish Resistance
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
    • Romanian Army
    • Royal Romanian Air Force
    • Royal Romanian Navy
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
    • South African Army
    • Seaward Defence Force
    • South African RNVR
    • South African Naval Forces
    • South African Air Force
  • Soviet Union
    • Red Army
    • Red Fleet
    • Red Air Force
  • Spain
    • Spanish Army
    • Spanish Navy
    • Spanish Air Force
  • Thailand
    • Royal Thai Army
    • Royal Thai Navy
    • Royal Thai Air Force
  • United Kingdom
    • British Army
    • Royal Navy
    • Royal Air Force
    • Royal Marines
  • United States of America
    • United States Army
    • United States Army Air Corps
    • United States Army Air Forces
    • United States Army Corps of Engineers
    • United States Army Medical Corps
    • United States Army Nurse Corps
    • United States Women's Army Corps
    • United States Navy
    • United States Marine Corps
    • United States Coast Guard
    • United States Merchant Marine


Code used:Category added:Displays as:
{{World War II|branch=United States of America}} Category:United States of America, World War II
... ... ... ... served for the in World War II
Service started:
Service ended:
{{World War II|branch=United States Navy}} Category:United States Navy, World War II
... ... ... ... served in the United States Navy in World War II
Service started:
Service ended:
{{World War II
|branch=Australian Army
|startdate=27 Jan 1943
|units=16th Australian Infantry Training Battalion
|enddate=2 Apr 1945
Category:Australian Army, World War II
... ... ... ... served in the Australian Army in World War II
Service started: 27 Jan 1943
Unit(s): 16th Australian Infantry Training Battalion
Service ended: 2 Apr 1945
{{World War II
|branch=United States Marine Corps
|units=28th Marine Regiment;1st Marine Division
|unit=1st Marine Division
Category:1st Marine Division, United States Marine Corps, World War II
Sergeant ... ... ... served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II
Service started:
Unit(s): 28th Marine Regiment;1st Marine Division
Service ended:


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