Black Hawk County

Lt. Herman S. Tharp

 

 

 

And from the air corps replacement training center at Santa Ana, Cal., came the information that Herman S. Tharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Tharp, 1126 Cleveland street, and William N. Hood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman E. Hood, 210 Hammond avenue, have arrived there for aviation cadet training.

Source:  The Courier, Waterloo, IA – Friday, April 10, 1942

Aviation Cadet Herman S. Tharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marlow F. Tharp, 210 Summit avenue, has entered the army air forces technical training school at Yale university, New Haven, Conn., where he will undergo intensive training pointed toward his becoming a technical officer in aircraft maintenance engineering with the rank of second lieutenant.

Source:  The Courier, Waterloo, IA – Thursday, July 22, 1943

Herman S. Tharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marlow F. Tharp, 210 Summit avenue, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in an engineering school of the army air forces at Yale university, New Haven, Conn.  He entered the service April 21 and was sent to Yale for aircraft maintenance engineering July 10.  Lieutenant Tharp is a graduate of West high school and Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls.  Three brothers are also in the service.  Lt. Leroy F. Tharp and Cpl. Vernon C. Tharp are both stationed with the army engineers at Camp Beale, Cal., and Paul F. Tharp, radioman second class, is with the navy in the Pacific area.

Source:  The Courier, Waterloo, IA – Monday, Dec. 6, 1943

Tharp Advances to Captain in Engineer Corps
LeRoy E. Tharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Tharp, 210 Summit avenue, has been promoted from the rank of first lieutenant to that of captain with army maintenance engineers at Camp Beale, Cal., according to an announcement Tuesday from the War Department.

He and his wife reside at Marysville, Cal.  A brother, Pvt. Vernon Tharp, is also stationed with an engineer corps at Camp Beale; a third brother, Paul, aviation radioman second class, is somewhere in the South Pacific area; and a fourth, Second Lt. Herman S. Tharp, is attending an engineering school in Hartford, Conn.  Three sons, Russell, Wayne and James are at home here.

Source: The Courier, Waterloo, IA – Tuesday, February 8, 1944

In a double ring ceremony Saturday afternoon, Ensign Rosemary Fleming and Lt. Herman S. Tharp were married, with a navy chaplain officiating in the navy chapel at New York City.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Fleming, 723 West 18th street, Cedar Falls, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Tharp, 210 Summit avenue, Waterloo.

Graduated from Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, where she was affiliated with Pi Gamma Mu and Gamma Theta Epsilon societies, the bride taught at Kanawha, Ia., high school before she enlisted in the Waves.  She received her commission at Smith college in Northampton, Mass., and her training in communications at Mt. Holyoke college, South Hadley, Mass.  At the present time she is in the office of communications of the naval air station at Minneapolis.

Lieutenant Tharp was also graduated from Iowa State Teachers college.  He completed his training at the army and navy engine school in Hartford, Conn., and is permanently assigned to the 40th service group now stationed at Lakeland, Fla.  Before his enlistment in the army air force engineers, he was employed at the Waterloo Y.M.C.A.

Source:  The Courier, Waterloo, IA – Sunday, March 12, 1944 (photo included)

Kanawha Teacher, Now in WAVES, Is Married to Lt. Herman Tharp

Kanawha -- Word has been received of the marriage of Ensign Rosemary Fleming of the U.S. Naval Reserves and Lt. Herman Tharp, which took place in New York City. The bride's home is in Cedar Falls, and she was a teacher in the Kanawha school last year. She joined the WAVES last spring and is now stationed in Minneapolis. The bridegroom's home was in Waterloo. He has been called for overseas service, and his wife has returned to her duties in Minneapolis.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, IA - March 28, 1944