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 John Gillespie Magee, Jr

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John Gillespie Magee, Jr

  • Birth 9 Jun 1922 Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China
  • Death 11 Dec 1941 Roxholm, North Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England
  • Burial Scopwick, North Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England
  • Memorial ID 3105

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Jun 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Gillespie Magee, Jr (9 Jun 1922–11 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3105, citing Holy Cross Churchyard, Scopwick, North Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .