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 2,241 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.Â» 1 Jan 1942: Allied powers announced preliminary plans for punishing enemy war criminals after the war.
Â» 3 Sep 1942: The German 6.Armee and 4.Panzerarmee finally linked up near Stalingrad in southern Russia, but were rebuffed in their attempts to enter the city.
Â» 11 Jul 1943: German forces in Operation Citadel ran out of momentum, even though there had been some objectives reached. Hitler refused to call off the operation, which could have saved many of the units.
Â» 14 Sep 1943: Kos Island, Greece was occupied by British Royal Navy Special Boat Service troops.
Â» 9 Feb 1945: Elbing and Posen in Germany (now Elblag and Poznan in Poland) were surrounded by the Soviet forces.
Â» 26 Aug 1941: A combined force of Canadian, British, and Norwegian commandos landed on Spitzbergen. The coal-mining installations and equipment there were destroyed and the Norwegian civilian populace was evacuated.
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