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.» 1 Jul 1940: By this date, about 900,000 tons of Allied shipping had been sunk by German U-boats in 6 months of war.
» 9 May 1945: Feldmarschall Kesselring is captured near Saalfelden, Austria. Read More
» 10 Jul 1943: The Allies began Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, Italy, with an airborne assault before dawn; amphibious elements of Operation Husky landed to join the fight later in the day. Out at sea, hospital ship Tampala and LST-313 were sunk by German air attack. Picket ship USS Sentinel was sunk by a SC250 bomb delivered by a Fw 190 aircraft off Molla. Destroyer USS Maddox was also lost after being attacked by dive bombers and sunk within two minutes. The US Navy would subsequently suffer severe accusations for failing to supply adequate air cover.
» 13 Oct 1943: Red Army units reached Melitopol, Ukraine.
» 14 Aug 1941: Roosevelt and Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter.
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