His brother, Harp P. Peek, born 28 December 1916, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 5 May 1942 to 28 September 1945. He died 28 June 1990 and is buried in the Florida National Cemetery.

PENN, GEORGE LESLIE, Sergeant, # 31066619, USAAF

 

George L. Penn was born on 26 April 1914 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut, to Benjamin F. Penn (1882-193#) (VA) and Sophie Hanzine (Stenerson) Penn (1887-1974) (CT). Siblings included Roy Irving Penn (1910-1998) (Norway – naturalized), Martha Ellen (Penn) Wolff (1911-1997), Ruth I. (Penn) Chappell (1915-1986), Benjamin Arnold Penn (1917-1991), Edith O. Penn (1919-1920).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, on 19 February 1942. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the Curtiss C-46 Commando. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 30 June 1945, a C-46A, # 42-101062, assigned to 10th Air Force, Air Transport Command, 1332nd AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Mohanbari, India, on a transport mission to Chanyi, China. It was seen to crash at at 1825Z at Mohanbari, India. He is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal.

Curtiss C-46 over the Hump