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John Gillespie Magee, Jr
Birth: Jun. 9, 1922
Shanghai
Shanghai Municipality, China
Death: Dec. 11, 1941

Poet. Author of the poem, 'High Flight.' He was educated in England at Walmer in Kent and then at England's famous public school, Rugby . He was accepted for Yale but he wanted to enlist to join the war effort. He was an American serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and was killed in a midair collision at RCAF Digby Aerodome during World War II. He was buried in the church cemetery in the town of Scopwick, England. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Gillespie Magee (1884 - 1953)
  Faith Emmeline Backhouse Magee (1891 - 1975)
 
Burial:
Scopwick Church Burial Ground
Scopwick
North Kesteven District
Lincolnshire, England
 
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Record added: Jun 28, 1998
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- elaine bailey
 Added: Jun. 9, 2016
In honor of your upcoming Birthday Sir:
- Esther Kinder
 Added: Jun. 7, 2016
Never forgotten. I still remember the first time I saw your poem, High Flight, narrated on TV. It's been a favorite since. RIP.
- rosie mcnaughton
 Added: May. 28, 2016
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