There's a LOT of data on this site. All of it is searchable using the Search box on most pages.
You will usually be searching for a name. Spelling is important as Search matches letter for letter (thus it won't find 'Smythe' if you searched on 'Smith')
You can Search on just a name, e.g. Wilson. This will find all pages where 'Wilson' is referenced. If such a reference is on a very large page (e.g. a page in the Kracker Archive, or on our Allied losses masterpage) then you might find it difficult to read through the entire page looking for 'Wilson'. To help you, on large pages we have included a Highlight feature. Just put Wilson in the Highlight field and click the Highlight button and you can then quickly scroll through the page till you see Wilson in yellow. Remember to scan to the bottom as there may be more than one reference on the page.
You can also Search on more than just a name. Say you know the name is Wilson and he as on a raid to Hamburg. You can put 'Wilson AND Hamburg' (without the quotes) in the Search box and now you will see see all pages where BOTH Wilson and Hamburg are referenced.
On the page where Search results are shown, there is an option to use Advanced Search. This provides even more facilities. An explanation of the options is now provided.
The advanced search box includes four text fields and a number of search controls.
To perform a search, enter your search terms in the appropriate text fields, select your desired search controls, and press "search".
The text fields include "all", "phrase", "any", and "none". Enter your query in one or more of these fields. A page must match all fields to be included in the result.
Use the search controls to modify the default search behavior.
Word stemming is language dependent and is not available for all languages. Use the dropdown to select the language you are searching in.
If you want only exact matches select "none" from the dropdown to turn word stemming off.
Note: when matching case or accent sensitive query terms, turn stemming off. If word stemming is combined with case sensitivity or accent sensitivity, only the unstemmed portion of the word will be matched sensitively.
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