TSGT Ned Potter

TSGT Ned Potter

Birth
Magnolia, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Feb 1944 (aged 27)
Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Ned's remain were recovered in the 1980's and he is now interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

" Click Here " for that record.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at Manila to signify that his remains were recovered.


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Ned served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-24D #42-72889, 321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Duplin County, North Carolina prior to the war.

B-24D #42-72889 took off, with a crew of 10, from Nadzab Airfield, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on a night bombing mission over Hollandia, Jayapura Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia.

About 4 minutes after takeoff they crashed for an unknown reason approximately 5 miles east of Nadzab Airfield. The entire crew was lost in this crash.

Ned was first declared "Missing In Action" on this mission and after his remains were recovered his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 14051455

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-72889:

Buford, Owen L ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, GA
Hill, Gerald R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IL
Meyer, Paul G ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Miller, Julian S, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NC
Parks, James J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MI
Potter, Ned ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NC
Rode, Kenneth W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MA
Rosher, Jack W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA
Turner, Willard L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, KY
Witt, Robert W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NE

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The remains of 2nd Lt. Paul G. Meyer, S/Sgt. Julian S. Miller, Jr., S/Sgt. Kenneth W. Rode, and T/Sgt. Robert W. Witt were all four noted as being recovered in 1944.

2nd Lt. Meyer's remains were noted as being recovered in 1944 however they were never found after the noted recovery.

S/Sgt. Miller was interred in the Sardis Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina in 1949.

S/Sgt. Rode's & T/Sgt. Witt's remains are interred in Manila.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56748088
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Ned Potter (3 Feb 1917–29 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56748088, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .