ww2dbaseAlthough not an academically trained historian, Tom is very knowledgeable in the field of military history with particular focus in the European War of WW2. His Maps at War professional cartographical services provide original maps for books and publications. He is also working on a division history of 6.SS-Gebirgs Division NORD to be published in the near future.
ww2dbaseTom is a 20-year veteran of the United States military and holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice. He currently works in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff in Michigan, United States.
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Timeline ContributionsThomas Houlihan has also contributed 2,243 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 21 Sep 1944: Men of Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade landed between Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands as British airborne troops in Arnhem were becoming overwhelmed. Nearby, Schijndel was captured by the Allies.
» 11 Sep 1943: The anti-Hitler group Bund Deutscher Offiziere was formed in Moscow, Russia by a number of German officers captured by Soviet forces since the beginning of the war.
» 9 Mar 1945: US Third Army captured Andernach, Germany.
» 10 Sep 1944: Allied patrols in Belgium crossed the German border near Aachen, Germany.
» 1 Dec 1943: US Fifth Army launched an offensive on the Garigliano River in Italy, led by British X Corps.
» 1 Sep 1940: British Destroyer HMS Ivanhoe sank after hitting a mine off the Dutch coast.
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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944