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 2,244 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 24 Nov 1942: During the night, Japanese bombers struck Darwin, Australia.
» 5 May 1941: Major General Bernard Freyberg was appointed the commander of British and Commonwealth forces at Crete, Greece. Read More
» 4 May 1944: RAF bombers struck Budapest, Hungary.
» 3 Mar 1945: Canadian troops captured Xanten, Germany while US First Army captured Krefeld, Germany.
» 25 May 1944: US 3rd Division captured Cisterna, Italy after house-to-house fighting, nearly wiping out 362nd Infantry Division in the process; nearby, US 1st Armored Division engaged German Herman Göring Division at Valmontone while US Fifth Army troops linked up with the Anzio contingent. At the end of the day, Mark Clark ordered Lucian Truscott to turn north toward Rome without informing Harold Alexander.
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Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943