Thomas Houlihan

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.

Latest Contributions

Book Review: There Stood a Soldier11 Nov 2010 
Book Review: In Final Defense of the Reich1 Nov 2010 
Book Review: Missing Sticks1 Nov 2010 
Book Review: The Greatest U.S. Marine Corps Stories Ever Told30 Sep 2010 
Book Review: Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-4322 Sep 2009 
Book Review: Panther vs. Sherman: Battle of the Bulge 194421 Sep 2009 
Book Review: The Myth of the Eastern Front2 Aug 2008 
Book Review: Recon Scout24 Jul 2008 
Other: European Gazetteer15 Jul 2008 
Book Review: The Germans in Normandy6 Jun 2007 
Book Review: Marauder Man24 May 2007 
Book Review: Into the Mountains Dark12 May 2007 
Book Review: Seven Days in January28 Apr 2007 
Book Review: The Final Crisis21 Apr 2007 
Book Review: Vanguard of the Crusade14 Apr 2007 
Book Review: Sledgehammers5 Apr 2007 
Book Review: Heroes or Traitors26 Mar 2007 
Book Review: God, Honor, Fatherland22 Mar 2007 
Book Review: The Gestapo: A History of Hitler's Secret Police 1933-4516 Mar 2007 
Book Review: SS-WIKING: The History of the Fifth SS Division 1941-4513 Mar 2007 
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Timeline Contributions

Thomas Houlihan has also contributed 2,249 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions are shown below.

» 24 Jan 1942: Germans retook Sukhinichi, near Kaluga, Russia.
» 8 Jan 1940: In Finland, Finnish 9th Division took possession of Raate Road at dawn after taking 1,000 Soviet prisoners of war, 43 tanks, 70 field guns, 278 vehicles, 300 machine guns, 6,000 rifles, and 1,170 horses. An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Soviet troops were killed in the Battle of Raate Road, while 700 would be successful in escaping back into Soviet lines, but many of them would be shot by NKVD agents for treason for retreating. The Finnish forces suffered 2,700 casualties in the battle.
» 14 Jun 1942: British Air Marshal Harris was knighted in honor of his success with 1,000-plane raids. Read More
» 2 Sep 1944: German troops began evacuating the Aegean Islands.
» 18 Feb 1943: At the Berlin Sport Palace, Goebbels announced the implementation of total war in Germany, bringing women into the industrial war effort. In the same speech, he also called Jews "the root of evil in the world". Read More




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
1 Feb 2008 10:14:28 AM

Bonjour,
Sur internet je viens de trouver la référence de ce livre "Into the Mountains Dark". Thomas Houlihan y traite de la guerre à La Salle et à Saint-Remy. Ma mère y habite encore et me parle souvent des "Américains" qui ont bombardé et sauvé son village. Peut-être l'auteur l'a-t-il connue... Elle avait 20 ans.
J'aimerais acheter ce livre. Merci de me dire comment faire.
Cordialement
2. Anonymous says:
5 Jan 2014 09:31:23 AM

Bonjour, Monsieur! "Into the Mountains Dark" is a great book! It is not in French, c'est domage, but I hope you can find a way to enjoy it!
3. LP Temple says:
5 Jun 2016 10:37:39 AM

The entry for 5 Jun 1943 about 77 B-29s bombing Thailand is erroneous. The B-29 didn't fly until the 944, and the entry in 1943 duplicates the correct event given under 5 Jun 1944.
4. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
7 Jun 2016 04:58:34 AM

Thank you LP Temple, the correction has been made.

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