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John Gillespie Magee Jr

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Comprehensive information about John Gillespie Magee Jr including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941) was an American aviator and poet who died as a result of a mid-air collision over Lincolnshire during World War II. He was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, which he joined before the United States officially entered the war. He is most famous for his poem "High Flight." This educational John Gillespie Magee Jr resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings. Quote Right
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Quote Left ...[I] put out my hand, and touched the face of God. Quote Right
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