Black Hawk County

Cpl. Vernon C. Tharp




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 F. 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 – February 8, 1944