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Peabody, Harold Sherman

Flying Officer, No. 622 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Harold Sherman PeabodyService no. J/22396
Born November 28, 1920
Died July 29, 1944

Son of Harold Albert and Helen E. Wray Peabody, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Killed in action.

Played on the Junior Hockey team in 1939; played for the team again in 1941 (The Quad, 1939, p.55; 1941, p.53).

Golf Champion in 1941 (The Quad, 1941, p.57).

Harold was flying with fellow Officers R.L. Fiddick (left in photo below) and J.H. “Harry” Doe (right in photo below) when their Lancaster Bomber crashed in eastern France in July 1944. The crash came after a bombing run in Stuttgart; three flight sergeants were killed upon impact. While Fiddick evaded capture, Peabody and Doe were turned over to the Germans the following day and were never seen again. Harold is listed with other missing Commonwealth airmen at the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. (Veterans Affairs Canada).

Harold with fellow Officers
Photo courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada

Born in the Puritan city of Boston on the 28th day of November, 1920, attended Sherbrooke High School, where he played football, hockey and golf. He apparently has no main interests or intentions when he graduates, but hockey and golf should keep him occupied until he has a B. Sc. tucked away under his arm.

The Mitre (October 1938, p.19)

What Happened to Sherman Peabody – Full documentary

Burial Information:

Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom

Panel no. 247

Also honoured at the Sherbrooke Memorial, Sherbrooke, QC


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