Vincent P. O’Hara is an independent naval historian and the author of thirteen works, including Six Victories: North Africa, Malta, and the Mediterranean Convoy War, November 1941–March 1942, and Clash of Fleets: Naval Battles of the Great War, 1914–18, with Leonard R. Heinz. He holds a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and lives in Chula Vista, California.

Articles by Vincent OHara

Russian propaganda poster

Forgotten Victor

By Vincent P. O’Hara and Stephen McLaughlin
June 2021
The Red Navy entered World War II as an underdog, yet it proved vital to the Soviet Union’s triumph.
The Sea Wall At the Eastern American Beach (Utah Beach) by Navy combat artist Mitchell Jamieson

D-Day, A Year Too Late?

By Vincent P. O’Hara
June 2019
It was dubbed Operation Roundup and was supposed to take place in April 1943, but after determined British resistance, it morphed into Operation Overlord and didn’t happen until June 1944.

A Sailor's Letters Home

By Vincent P. O’Hara
August 2017
The World War I correspondence between Engineman Second Class Robert Orville Carver and his family poignantly underscores how, even in a time of destruction on a grand scale, every life—and ...
National Archives

Landing the Troops . . . Across the Rhine

By Vincent P. O'Hara
April 2015
These craft were 36-foot LCVPs (landing craft, vehicle, personnel) or 50-foot LCMs (landing craft, mechanized)—boats that had brought U.S. troops ashore at Normandy. Now, far from the ocean or English ...

Books by Vincent OHara