Ophir native was veteran, head of medical association

Credit: Brian Kelly Sault Star

Ophir native Dr. James McPhee survived being shot down in the Second World War, helped found a southern Ontario hospital and led an Ontario association of doctors.

He worked at Algoma Steel before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force and serving with 408 Squadron. During his second mission in November 1944, McPhee’s Halifax bomber was shot down during a mission to bomb an oil fabrication plant in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany.

He died Oct. 8 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ont. McPhee was 94. continued

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