Tom Harding Danaher
May 2, 1924 - September 12, 2014

"The embodiment of America and a damn great flier" – Steven Spielberg

With Chris Baird and Ben Toney,
Summer of Love Party, Clacton 1997
On stage with former Big L DJs (l to r) Mark Roman, Dave Cash, Dave Hawkins, Duncan Johnson and Tommy Vance, Summer of Love Party, 1997
40th Anniversary Big L Reunion in London
Keith Skues, John Edward, Norm St John, Lil the Parrot, Duncan Johnson,
Mary, Michel Philistin, Jeanne Philistin, Ian Damon
40th Anniversary Big L Reunion: With Keith Skues and Mich and Jeanne Philistin
Meeting the USS Density Crew
in Dallas, 2002.
Back row, Ben Toney, Tom, Russell DuPuis
Front Row, Bill Brandstetter, Charlie Stock, Verne Bailey
Russell presents Tom with
a personalised, handmade
USS Density clock
The USS Density Reunion in Branson, Missouri, 2003, where Ron Buninga presented the shipmates with their bell. Above left, with Russ DuPuis, with Ron, Chris and Mary, (right) with Chris
With the late Tanya Bailey, daughter of USS Density crew member, Verne Bailey, at the premiere of Grey Pierson's 'Swinging Radio England' film in Fort Worth.
Grey is standing behind Tanya.
Morgan Freeman was one of many celebrities fortunate enough to have had his photo taken with Tom.

Photographer: Walter Holbrook, photo courtesy of Kiddie Hawk Air Academy 501(C)(3), producer of the Living Legends of Aviation Awards © 2009
Tom sent me the copy of his 1965 letter to Anthony Wedgwood-Benn, which was reproduced in Chris Elliot's book 'The Wonderful Radio London Story'

Tom was interviewed by local newspaper the Times Record, shortly after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 (click for legible version)
A citation from the Texas House of Representatives (click for legible version)

In a short YouTube clip, Tom talks about a Seabea seaplane - and is eclipsed by his cat!

A Memorial Guest Book for Tom has been opened, which will be kept online Until 13th October 2015.

TV news item: Mechell Dixon of KFDX was invited to attend Tom's funeral service at Crestview Cemetery.

Other items about Tom's Life

The Radio London Website carries another newspaper story featuring Tom

Airport Journals feature: Not Your Average Pilot

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