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 2,243 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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