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Thomas Joseph Ammerman Family Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015


Photograph of Thomas Joseph Ammerman

Thomas "Tom" Joseph Ammerman was a 1974 graduate of Villanova, and a marketing manager for the shipping firm United States Navigation Co., Inc. He was returning home after a three day business trip. Tom was survived by his wife, Carolyn Mater Ammerman, and his two daughters, Casey and Jill. He also left behind his mother, Margaret McLoughlin Ammerman; two brothers, Herbert J. Jr. and Robert; and two sisters, Mary Anne Lumley and Catherine Barry. Tom was predeceased by his father, who passed in August of 1988.

Tom was described as "an interior sort of man. There was a quietness, an inner calm and depth of being about him that enable him to be very responsive to people and supportive of them in their needs."

Scope and Content Note

The Thomas Joseph Ammerman Family Papers consists of photographs and a presentation related to the bombing and crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The photographs include several images of the Lockerbie, Scotland crash site of Pan Am Flight 103. These photographs feature both the damage caused to the town of Lockerbie, as well as wreckage of the Clipper Maid of the Seas. The presentation was given by Bert Ammerman, Tom's brother, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the bombing.

Alternative Formats

Several photographs from this collection are also available as digital files. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing these materials.


Access Restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Thomas Joseph Ammerman Family Papers. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection

Pan American World Airways, Inc. Collection

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Selected Search Terms


Ammerman family.
Ammerman, Thomas Joseph.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of Material


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Joseph Ammerman Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bert Ammerman in 2013. The materials were donated electronically.

Processing Information

The Thomas Joseph Ammerman Family Papers are fully processed

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