What ever happened to Sherman Peabody? Bishop’s University students solve World War Two Mystery

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record

In 2016, a Bishop’s University student named Spiro Trent began research on the disappearance of Sherman Peabody, a Bishop’s University student and Canadian pilot who went missing after his plane, with a crew of seven men, was shot down by German forces over France in 1944. He began by looking at Peabody’s life, including his time at Bishop’s before graduating. Two other Bishop’s students, Megan Whitworth and Sean Summerfield, carried on with the project and were eventually able to establish conclusions as to what had happened to Peabody, bringing an end to the Second World War mystery. The Record recently sat down with Whitworth to discuss the Sherman Peabody project and what really happened on the night of July 29th, 1944. The Sherman Peabody project was funded by John and Robert Pett, who were cousins of Peabody’s mother. They grew up listening to the story of what happened to Peabody, but always wondered if what they were told was correct. John and Robert decided to fund a BU research project to get to the bottom of the story. See full story in the Tuesday, July 16 edition of The Record.

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