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.» 20 Feb 1943: US carrier aircraft attacked the Japanese naval base at Rabaul, New Britain.
» 9 Feb 1944: German troops captured Aprilia, Italy.
» 26 Aug 1941: Paul Collete was arrested after shooting and wounding Pierre Laval; Laval would recommend giving Collete a light sentence, citing that the young man was likely only a pawn used by more senior plotters behind the scenes. Read More
» 3 Mar 1944: The number of British civilian casualties (50,324) became higher than military (50,103).
» 3 May 1945: US Third Army crossed the Inn River in Germany.
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