News was received that Sergeant James M. Maxon Jr., 33, who spent several years of his childhood in Versailles, Ky., had been killed in a crash during a test flight of a bombing plane in Great Britain. Young Maxon, as a bomber and rear-gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force, had made at least ten bombing trips over Germany in British Air forays before the fatal accident. Sergeant Maxon was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and was two years old when his parents came to Versailles in April 1910, his father to become president of Margaret Hall. He was nine years of age when Mr. Maxon accepted a call in 1917 to become Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Louisville, Ky., and the family moved to that city. Mr. Maxon was Rector of St. John's Church here as well as head of Margaret Hall when he acccepted the Louisville call. From Louisville the family went to Nashville, and also lived in Chattanooga prior to going to Memphis. After leaving college, Sergeant Maxon worked on newspapers and at one time was police reporter for the St. Louis Times. He went to Canada and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in May 1940. Besides his parents, Sergeant Maxon is survived by a younger brother, John Maxon, of Memphis.