Thomas D. Fantom Jr., a retired civil engineer and World War II Army Air Forces veteran, died July 23 at Arden Courts in Pikesville of complications from a fall. He was 91.
The son of Thomas D. Fantom Sr., a civil engineer, and Alice E. Fantom, a homemaker, Thomas Davis Fantom Jr. was born on Palmer Avenue in the city's Pimlico neighborhood, and moved with his family to Granite during the Depression. He was a 1940 graduate of Catonsville High School.
Mr. Fantom enlisted in the Army Air Forces the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Trained as a fighter pilot, he was initially assigned to the 73rd Fighter Squadron in Oahu, Hawaii, and then was reassigned to the...