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 2,242 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.Â» 26 Jul 1945: USS Indianapolis delivered components of the atomic bomb "Little Boy" to Tinian, Mariana Islands.
Â» 25 Apr 1945: US Third Army crossed the Danube River in southern Germany.
Â» 18 Apr 1945: Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front finally penetrated the Seelow Heights defensive lines at Berlin, Germany. Joseph Goebbels burned files in his office as Soviet troops approached.
Â» 27 May 1942: Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich departed his home in PanenskÃ© BreÅ¾any for his office at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the morning without his usual escort. British-trained Czech soldier Jozef GabcÃk and others attacked his car at Liben, seriously wounding Heydrich with a grenade.
Â» 18 Oct 1942: Adolf Hitler issued his Kommando Befehl, ordering that any captured Soviet commandos be shot.
Â» 26 Aug 1944: Hitler ordered his troops to withdraw from Greece.
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