SALVATORE BALESTRIERI, ENS, USN
Salvatore Balestrieri '44
Date of birth: May 14, 1920
Date of death: June 1, 1944
From the 1944 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Salvatore served as a Ensign, USS Herring (SS-233), U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.
Salvatore was declared "Missing In Action" when the Herring was sunk by Japanese shore defense batteries on Matua Island during the war. He was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 0-282791
See also On Eternal Patrol.