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John Gillespie Magee, Jr
Birth: Jun. 9, 1922
Shanghai
Shanghai Municipality, China
Death: Dec. 11, 1941
Roxholm
North Kesteven District
Lincolnshire, England

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
Find A Grave Memorial# 3105
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Rest in peace.
- Margaret Rose
 Added: Apr. 11, 2017
Nor shall your glory be forgot; While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot; Where Valor proudly sleeps. (From The Bivouac of the Dead by Theodore O'Hara, 1820-1867.)
- Bucky Hydal
 Added: Apr. 9, 2017
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings . . . Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. - from High Flight by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (1922 - 1941)
- Gaylord O. Hydal, MSgt, USAF (ret.)
 Added: Apr. 9, 2017
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