Wharmby, Tom

Title

Wharmby, Tom
Tom Wharmby
T Wharmby

Description

13 items including nine photographs, two letters and biographical entries for five 199 Squadron personnel. Photographs and biographies are of Sergeant Tom Wharmby, including his wedding, and four of his crew members; Sergeant Ronald Hughes, Sergeant Leonard Waldorf, Sergeant John Guyer Wilson and Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook. Letters sent from Air Ministry to Sergeant Tom Wharmby’s widow concern the location of his grave and those of his aircrew at Harderwijk, Holland, their aircraft having crashed on 12/13 May 1943.
The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Carol Wharmby-Gordon and catalogued by Barry Hunter.
Additional information on Tom Wharmby is available via the IBCC Losses Database

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2017-10-18

Rights

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Identifier

Wharmby, T

Collection Items

Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry
Detailing where her late husband, Sergeant Tom Wharmby and his four crew members are buried in Harderwijk Cemetery.

Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry
Referring to her letter of 12 December 1947, and stating that the aircraft of her late husband, Sergeant Tom Wharmby, was shot down at Nunspeet near Doornspijk on 13 May 1943. The Graves Service is intending to photography the graves of all service…

John Guyer Wilson
Full length image of Sergeant John Wilson. He is standing in a green area, in front of a large tree. On the reverse 'Sgt John Guyer Wilson 199 Sqd 1386132'.

John Guyer Wilson in front of a house
Three quarter length image of Sergeant John Wilson. He is in uniform with wings and sergeant's stripes. Behind is a house with a number 19. On the reverse 'Sgt John Guyer Wilson 199 Sqd 1386132'.

Leonard Waldorf at the controls
Sergeant Leonard Waldorf sitting at the controls of an aircraft, turning to face the camera. He is wearing flying suit and headset. Captioned 'Sgt Leonard Waldorf'.

Leonard Waldorf
Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Leonard Waldorf. On the reverse 'Sgt Leonard Waldorf 199 Sqd 1383863'.

Ronald Hughes
Head and shoulders image of Sergeant Ronald Hughes. On the reverse 'Sgt Ronald Hughes of 199 Sqd 1450608 age 20 Navigator'.

Ronald Herman Downes Cook
A three quarters length image of Ronald Herman Downes Cook. He is standing wearing a Sidcot suit. On the reverse 'Ronald H.D. Cook 199 Sqd. Flying Officer'.

Ronald Herman Downes Cook
A head and shoulders portrait of Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook. On the reverse 'Ronald H.D. Cook. 199 Sqd. Flying Officer'.

This item was provided, in digital form, by a third-party organisation which used technical specifications and…

Tom Wharmby and his bride
Sergeant Tom Wharmby in uniform and his bride on their wedding day. His bride is in a bridal gown and veil, holding a large bouquet of flowers. They are standing outside the church. On the reverse 'Sgt Tom Wharmby, 199 Sqd, 1236751'.

Tom Wharmby
Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Tom Wharmby. He is in full uniform with sergeant's stripes and air gunner brevet. On the reverse 'Sgt Tom Wharmby 199 Sqd 1236751'.

Tom Wharmby's crew biographies
Four biographies of 199 Squadron servicemen killed in action, with notes regarding the inscriptions on their headstones.
Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook, wireless operator/ air gunner;
Sergeant Ronald Hughes, navigator;
Sergeant John…

Tom Wharmby
Tom Wharmby was born at Walkden, North Manchester. Mentions hobbies, schooling at St Johns School, Bolton Commercial and Worsley Technical School, his wedding and an accounting job at Cooper and Cooper.
Details his military career with the Home…
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