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Posted by mike potter on May 31, 2009, 3:45 pm
my father was jackie (jack) preston potter. he was a member of the naval armed guard. on his certificate for crossing the equater his first name was spelled jakie, so there may be some error with the navy records. i know one ship he sailed on was the stephen vincent bennett which survived the war and went on to the scrap yards. i remember him telling me about being sunk i think twice. i dont remember the names of the ships. he took his armed guard training in brooklyn. i know he spent time in the south pacific and was hit by kamakazees. we have pictures of him on front on the sphynx in egypt and i remember him discussing the gulf of aden and africa. wish i had recorded all that. if anyone remembers him or has data please help.