WILLIAM H. POTTS, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Potts '27

Date of birth: May 19, 1903

Date of death: November 11, 1944

Age: 41

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was lost when USS Houston (CL 81) was torpedoed by Japanese aircraft on October 14, 1944. He was the ship's engineering officer. (Note: Unclear why his headstone has November 11, 1944 for his loss date. All other records, and this book, say he was killed instantly when the torpedo struck midships.)

His wife was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1927

William is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 in Memorial Hall.