As a well known pilot and poet there are many references for the life and work of John Magee Jr. available by a search of the web. These are some of the more local and official records.
John Magee was buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in the village of Scopwick close to RAF Digby and 2 miles from Wellingore. Cemetery Record
A local historian in Scopwick has compiled details of many of those buried in the cemetery including this link with the personal memories of John's brother, Rev. Canon Hugh Magee. Memories of a Famous Brother
The record at RAF Digby includes a reference to his high altitude test flight in the Spitfire Mark V which inspired the poem High Flight and to the fatal flight from Wellingore. RAF Digby Record
Lest we forget that another 19 year old pilot under training, Leading Aircraftman Ernest Aubrey Griffin, was killed on that day and was buried in Oxford. Ernest Aubrey Griffin
John's father, Rev. John Magee Sr., also had his share of fame. As a missionary in Nanking, China during the Japanese occupation he helped to save the lives of Chinese soldiers and smuggled out film of atrocities. He was also the chaplain to president Harry S. Truman. John Magee Sr.