JOHN W. MAGEE, LCDR, USN
John Magee '39
Date of birth: March 17, 1917
Date of death: July 17, 1945
From the 1939 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Lt. Cmdr. John W. Magee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Magee of Harrisville, was killed in an air crash at Panama City, Fla., July 17.
He was flying a jet plane when it collided with another. His parachute failed to open in time.
Commander of the Destroyer Shaw [note: this is not correct; he was stationed aboard but an Ensign] when its bow was blown off at Pearl Harbor, Cmdr. Magee transferred to the Naval Air Force after getting out of the hospital. He escaped again when the Block Island, a small carrier, was sunk in mid-Atlantic a year ago. He then served on another carrier until the war with Germany ended.
His body will be returned to Harrisville for burial. The Pittsburgh Press, July 21, 1945