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POTTS, William D

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POTTS, William D

Servicenumber: 35004302

 

Potts William D 01a

 

POTTS William D MAR-H-18-3 02

 

Age: 32
Born: 11 April 1913, Summerville, Ohio
Hometown: Richwood, Union County, Ohio
Family: Ase C. Potts (father)
Mary Ann E. 'Lizzie' (Hathaway) Potts (mother)
Dwight Potts (brother)
Carl Potts (brother)
Robert Potts (brother)
Cora Potts (sister)
Frances Potts (sister)
Viola Potts (sister)
Leola Potts (sister)
Alice Potts (sister)
Mildred (Foreman) Potts (wife)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment:

9th Infantry Regiment

Battalion: 1st battalion
Division – Transport: 2nd Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: B Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
-
Date of death: 26 April 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Vicinity of Rochlitz / Königsfeld-Schwarzbach, Seuphan, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot H, Row 18, Grave 3
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: Pfc William D. Potts enlisted at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio on 7 March 1941.

He had been overseas since October 1943. He was married to Miss Mildred Foreman of Richwood February 21, 1943. Before induction he was employed on the farm of William Pierce. In his last letter to his wife he said his division was nearing Berlin.

Private First Class William Potts was driving a Jeep with members of a patrol when they were fired upon by enemy from high ground to their front. He was killed as he ran for cover.

Source of information: Siemon Bierma, Laura Phillips, Adoption certificate, NARA Records, Williamsport Gazette & Bulletin, dated 10 September 1945, CWGC - ABMC / Find A Grave, Becky Jacobs-Rynders / Find a Grave, IDPF

Photo source: Siemon Bierma

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