1943 — Phila. PA
James J Potts, James J. Potts, born 1918 in Phila. and passed away on 6-9-2000 in PA. He was the 6th of 7 children.
James was with the 100th Bomb Group, the 418th Bomb Squadron of the 8th Air Force out of England. The B-17's were stationed at Nether Warton, England.
James J. Potts Born: 2-13-1918 Phila., Pa. Died: 6-9-2000 Paoli, Pa.Married Margaret T. Gibbons on 4-15-1950 Jim was the 6th of 7children of Josephine Keevan & Michael W. Potts of Phila. He lost his younger brother George in March of 1944 also of the Army Air Corps.in the mission off of Italy. The war years were very hard on him and his family losing his brother and then shortly afterwards losing his father while away in England in 1944. He was the wonderful father to Eileen Potts Smith, Joanne Potts Smith, Jim Potts, John Potts and Michael Potts. He was full of Irish wit and good cheer. What comes to mind when I think of him is how much he was a Gentleman. He was employed before and after WWII by the Phila. Evening Bulletin Newspaper as Ad Production Manager. He and his wife retired to the New Jersey Shore for 20 years before moving back to the Phila. area. He graduated West Phila. Catholic High School in 1936. He built a summer home with his brother in law at the Jersey Shore when the children were young enough to enjoy this special family time. In later years he enjoyed golf and Phila. Sports. He will always be missed by all his children and 8 grandchildren who amused him till the end. He was one of the Greatest Generation.
Photo's and stories supplied by his proud daughter Eileen.
9 June, 2012 from Eileen;
I have a few pictures with plane's in them that I can see their names. One is "Mason & Dixon" and another is "Fools Rush In". I think there is one with "Royal Flush" another I can't make out but looks like "WAR GODESS". Let me know what you would like forwarded to you. Is it ok the way I sent the others? I hope you enjoyed the picture of the altar of Midnight Mass 1944. There are a couple of others like that with the guys in them. Let me know what will enhance James site. Eileen