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Operational plan box

Case Blue
Fall Blau
Operational scope Strategic offensive
Planned by Wehrmacht
Objective Capture the oil fields of the Caucasus
Date Began June 28, 1942 (1942-06-28)
Executed by Army Group South

An operational plan box may be used to describe a particular planned or executed military operation or attack. For operations that resulted in combat, it can be used as an auxiliary template to the military conflict infobox, if necessary; for other types of operations, including those that were planned but never executed, it may be used alone. In the case of conflicts that consisted of multiple independent operations, multiple copies of the box may be used on a single article.

The box should be added using the {{Infobox operational plan}} template, as shown below:

{{Infobox operational plan
| name        = 
| partof      =
| image       = 
| caption     = 
| scope       =
| type        =
| location    =
| coordinates = 
| map_type    = 
| latitude    = 
| longitude   = 
| map_size    = 
| map_caption = 
| map_label   = 
| planned     = 
| planned_by  = 
| objective   = 
| target      =
| date        = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD|df=y}} --> 
| time        =
| time-begin  =
| time-end    =
| timezone    =
| executed_by = 
| outcome     = 
| casualties  = 
| fatalities  =
| injuries    =

Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE).

  • name – the name of the operational plan; names in multiple languages may be provided.
  • partofoptional – the larger conflict containing the event described in the article.
  • imageoptional – an image. The image must be given in the form [[Image:Example.jpg|300px|alt=Example alt text]]; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • captionoptional – the text to be placed below the image.
  • locationoptional – the location of the operation.
  • coordinatesoptional – the coordinates for the location above, given as {{coord}} with |display=inline,title.
  • map_typeoptional – the base map to be used for the location map, e.g. "Scotland"; see {{location map}} for more details.
  • latitudeoptional – latitude for placing the marker on the location map, e.g. "56.81".
  • longitudeoptional – longitude for placing the marker on the location map, e.g. "-2.68".
  • map_sizeoptional – width of the location map in pixels (px), e.g. "150"; defaults to: "220".
  • map_captionoptional – caption displayed below the location map; defaults to "Location within {{{map_type}}}", e.g. "Location within Scotland".
  • map_labeloptional – the label placed next to the marker on the location map.
  • scopeoptional – the scope of the operation, such as "Strategic", "Operational", or "Tactical".
  • typeoptional – as an alternative to the scope field above, the type of operation, such as "Suicide attack" or "Ambush".
  • plannedoptional – the date(s) on which the plan was developed.
  • planned_byoptional – the person or group responsible for developing the plan.
  • objectiveoptional – the objective(s) of the operation.
  • targetoptional – as an alternative to the objective field above, the target(s) of the operation.
  • dateoptional – the date(s), if any, on which the operation was executed. use {{Start date}} (and {{End date}} if required)
  • timeoptional – the time, if any, at which the operation was executed.
  • time-begin and time-endoptional – as an alternative to the time field above, the start and end times, respectively.
  • timezoneoptional – the timezone of the location of the operation; UTC+X, UTC-X, or UTC (i.e. offset from UTC) is preferred.
  • executed_byoptional – the people, groups, units, or formations responsible for executing the operation.
  • outcomeoptional – the outcome of the operation from the perspective of the planners.
  • casualtiesoptional – any casualties occurring during the execution of the operation.
  • fatalitiesoptional – as an alternative to the casualties field above, the number of fatalities occurring during the execution of the operation.
  • injuriesoptional – as an alternative to the casualties field above, the number of injuries occurring during the execution of the operation.


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCalendar microformat, which makes the event details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to a calendar or diary application. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


Dates will only be included if you use {{Start date}} or {{End date}} (use the former for single dates; but do not use any of these if the date is before 1583 CE).

URLs will only be included if you use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCalendar uses HTML classes including:

  • attendee
  • contact
  • description
  • dtend
  • dtstart
  • location
  • organiser
  • summary
  • url
  • vevent

Please do not rename or remove these classes; nor collapse nested elements which use them.

See also