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Poems of Faith and Freedom

Next month, February 2012, will mark the 70th anniversary of the exhibit that helped propel John Magee’s “High Flight” to national attention. The exhibition was called “Poems of Faith and Freedom” and was put on by the Library of Congress.  The Libriarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish, a poet himself, was responsible […]

A Journey through Space and Time

Last Friday, April 26th, 2013, I made a trip of about 250 miles, the distance between my home in North Carolina and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.    This particular journey, however, had its true origins nearly 73 years ago on an airfield in Llandow, Wales.  On a […]

Hail and Farewell

I am very sad to note the passing of David Backhouse Magee, John Gillespie Magee, Jr.’s brother.  David passed away on March 11, 2013, in White Plains, NY, after a brief illness.  David was born in Kuling, China, on July 6th, 1925, the second child of John and Faith Magee.  […]

O Canada (Part 2)

– Continued from O Canada (Part 1) – Driving from Toronto to Trenton, I got a few tantalizing glimpses of Lake Ontario.  Arriving in Trenton, I drove around the area, spotting several WWII vintage buildings.  However, it seems entirely too busy and modern here to do much in the way […]

12/11/1941 – The Day the Poet Died

Curiously enough, December 11th, 1941 was a Thursday, just like 2008.  It was cloudy in England on that day, but not cloudy enough to prevent 412 Squadron from flying. The squadron practiced formation flying above the clouds for about an hour.  On returning, Magee was part of a flight of four “letting down” […]

Inspiration

While I’ve been working on High Flight – The Movie, I’ve sought inspriration from many sources.  Sometimes it’s music, sometimes it’s movies, sometimes a wonderful letter.  I’d like to share some of what has inspired me. Websites.  There is one website in particular which is wonderful.  When you go to […]

Resurrection!

Long ago I started this Blog, and then it languished for over a year.  Well, I decided it was high time to get it going again!  I have transferred several years worth of News entries from the High Flight Productions website.  Don’t know why… but it does kind of give […]

Past Entries – 2007

November:  If I thought May came quickly, then November really got here fast!  I have re-written the script several times and am narrowing in on what I think is a great end result.  So stay tuned! I continue to do research on Magee, his life and times. May:  Can it […]

Past Entries – 2006

December: December 11th of 2006 – exactly 65 years after John Magee perished in 1941.  There was a memorial service at Digby, England – stay tuned, I hope to be getting some pictures as well as some video of the occasion. November: I have released a new version of the High […]