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 2,249 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions are shown below.» 19 Mar 1940: In retaliation for the Scapa Flow raid, the RAF attacked the German seaplane base on Sylt Island, but with little effect. Meanwhile, British Whitley bombers of 10 Squadron No. 4 Group RAF Bomber Command dropped 1,500 pounds of bombs over the Hornum seaplane base in Germany also as part of the retaliatory bombing.
» 24 Jul 1943: The first operational use of "Window" radar jamming took place during Operation Gomorrah when 746 RAF planes drop 2,300 tons of explosive on Hamburg, Germany, losing 12 aircraft. Hamburg burned in a major firestorm that killed a significant number of civilians.
» 16 Aug 1943: The Soviets launched an attack toward Stalino (now Donetsk), Ukraine.
» 19 Dec 1943: 50,000 people gathered in the square in Kharkov, Ukraine to witness the hanging of four Germans found guilty of killing 30,000 civilians in Ukraine.
» 2 Apr 1940: Germans attacked Allied Scapa Flow and North Sea convoys.
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