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Thomas Houlihan

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.

Latest Contributions

Book Review: There Stood a Soldier11 Nov 2010 
Book Review: In Final Defense of the Reich1 Nov 2010 
Book Review: Missing Sticks1 Nov 2010 
Book Review: The Greatest U.S. Marine Corps Stories Ever Told30 Sep 2010 
Book Review: Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-4322 Sep 2009 
Book Review: Panther vs. Sherman: Battle of the Bulge 194421 Sep 2009 
Book Review: The Myth of the Eastern Front2 Aug 2008 
Book Review: Recon Scout24 Jul 2008 
Other: European Gazetteer15 Jul 2008 
Book Review: The Germans in Normandy6 Jun 2007 
Book Review: Marauder Man24 May 2007 
Book Review: Into the Mountains Dark12 May 2007 
Book Review: Seven Days in January28 Apr 2007 
Book Review: The Final Crisis21 Apr 2007 
Book Review: Vanguard of the Crusade14 Apr 2007 
Book Review: Sledgehammers5 Apr 2007 
Book Review: Heroes or Traitors26 Mar 2007 
Book Review: God, Honor, Fatherland22 Mar 2007 
Book Review: The Gestapo: A History of Hitler's Secret Police 1933-4516 Mar 2007 
Book Review: SS-WIKING: The History of the Fifth SS Division 1941-4513 Mar 2007 
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Timeline Contributions

Thomas Houlihan has also contributed 2,243 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 6 Apr 1943: Dietrich Bonhoeffer was arrested for being part of an attempt on Hitler's life. Read More
» 31 Dec 1942: Japanese Emperor Showa allowed his troops to evacuate Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
» 1 Aug 1944: Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front under Konstantin Rokossovsky arrived in the suburbs of Warsaw, Poland. Seeing the arrival of friendly forces, the Polish Home Army rose up against German occupation troops.
» 9 Sep 1942: The Lookout Air Raid: After some time waiting submerged off Oregon, United States, Japanese submarine I-25 launched her E14Y aircraft, flown by Pilot Chief Warrant Officer Nobuo Fujita and crewman Petty Officer Shoji Okuda, shortly after dawn. The aircraft was spotted by the Americans as it crossed the coast. It dropped two incendiary bombs in a forest near Brookings, Oregon at 0600 hours; this attack was the only aerial bombing against the United States during WW2. En route back to the submarine, the aircraft spotted two merchant ships. After recovering Fujita and Okuda, I-25 attempted to give chase to the two merchant ships, but US aircraft would force I-25 to abandon the attack and submerge. Read More
» 2 Feb 1945: Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front reached the Oder River, near Frankfurt, Germany. On the same day, the Soviet Stavka in Moscow, Russia declared the Vistula-Oder Offensive complete.




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
1 Feb 2008 10:14:28 AM

Bonjour, Sur internet je viens de trouver la référence de ce livre "Into the Mountains Dark". Thomas Houlihan y traite de la guerre à La Salle et à Saint-Remy. Ma mère y habite encore et me parle souvent des "Américains" qui ont bombardé et sauvé son village. Peut-être l'auteur l'a-t-il connue... Elle avait 20 ans. J'aimerais acheter ce livre. Merci de me dire comment faire. Cordialement
2. Anonymous says:
5 Jan 2014 09:31:23 AM

Bonjour, Monsieur! "Into the Mountains Dark" is a great book! It is not in French, c'est domage, but I hope you can find a way to enjoy it!
3. LP Temple says:
5 Jun 2016 10:37:39 AM

The entry for 5 Jun 1943 about 77 B-29s bombing Thailand is erroneous. The B-29 didn't fly until the 944, and the entry in 1943 duplicates the correct event given under 5 Jun 1944.
4. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
7 Jun 2016 04:58:34 AM

Thank you LP Temple, the correction has been made.
5. Anonymous says:
10 Nov 2017 07:06:20 PM

There should be a page that says every contribution that every person does with the date that they last updated that contribution because when trying to figure out how to apa format a citation it is impossible when I don't have a date that this was published

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