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1544258   Sergeant James Edward O'Fee
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Dated added: 04/09/2016   Last updated: 13/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 09/08/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
James Edward OFee was the son of James and Jenny O'Fee. He was born about 1920. James Edward OFee served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two. By August 1944, Sergeant James Edward OFee was with 18 Squadron. He was part of a crew of four which had taken off in a Boston aircraft from Cesena in Italy at 22:30 on the night of 8th August 1944. It was on a night reconnaissance sortie. The aircraft was shot down in the early hours of the following morning by the flak near Savignano sul Rubicone. The four man crew were lost.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cesena War Cemetery
  Cesena, Forli, 17
Grave Ref: Coll. Grave VII-G-7
CWGC Casualty 1713698
Cesena War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cesena, in the Province of Forli. Take the autostrada A14, Bologna-Ancona, exiting at Cesena. Proceed along this road for about 4 kilometres arriving at a roundabout. Turn left and then take the second road on the right hand side. After 500 metres, turning left, enter into a parking area and take a little road leading to the cemetery main entrance.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW2 Kilrea
References and Links
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1 Aerei perduti (Italian) Details of crash and aftermath
2 Photo of Sergeant James OFee's grave
3 Imperial War Museum photo Photo of actual plane
4 Naval Schoolmaster Stewart O'Fee Related to Sergeant James Edward O'Fee
5 RAF Commands - BZ463 Details of crew
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant James OFee's grave can be purchased here
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