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John F. Peacock collection

 File — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 2 (00.0025 - 00.0054), Folder: 00.0034
Identifier: 00.0034

Content Description

This collection relates to John Peacock who served with the the 8th Air Force, 45th Combat Wing, 388th Bomb Group, 560th Squadron also known as “The Peacock Crew” who served in England and Ireland during World War II. This collection contains a brief manuscript written by John F. Peacock entitled, “The Peacock Crew” that details information regarding their service and includes short biographies for the individuals. The collection also contains an addendum to the manuscript, including a list of crew members in chronological order by date of death. There is a digitally reproduced 8 by 11 photograph of the “Peacock Crew” at Avon Park, Florida, in 1944.


  • Event: 1943-1945
  • November 1999
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2000-03-18


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

John F. Peacock was born on December 8, 1920, in Cumberland, Maryland. He worked for the City of Baltimore in their Water Departments Engineering Division from 1938-1941. He served in the Army Air Force from 1943-1945. Peacock served in the 388th Bomb Group, 560th Squadron, 8th Air Force where he flew 35 combat missions from August 13, 1944 to February 24, 1945 in England and Ireland. Peacock was released from active duty in October 1945 and stayed in the Air Force Reserves until 1949. He served in the Army Reserves Heavy Tank Battalion in Baltimore, Maryland for twelve years. In 1980, Peacock retired as a Major.


1 folders (1 folder)

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John F. Peacock collection
Beatrice Dain
April 15, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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