From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Salvatore Balestrieri '44

Date of birth: May 14, 1920

Date of death: June 1, 1944

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

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.

Class of 1944

Salvatore is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 on Virtual Memorial Hall.