A. Dellaposta, technician technician fifth class, is a member of a
parachute infantry unit at Camp Mackall, N. C. He joined the army March
10, 1942. His mother Mrs. Mary Dellaposta, resides at 3820 West Chestnut
avenue. He attended Altoona High school and later worked for the P. R.
[Altoona Tribune, Altoona, PA, 03 Aug 1943, Tue, Page 10]
Brothers Meet Overseas
SSgt. John V. Dellaposta, one of four sons of Mrs. Mary Dellaposta.
3820 West Chestnut avenue, arrived home Nov, 20 from England, where he has
been stationed since last April with the 8th air force as a radio-gunner on a B-17 Flying Forties.
Returning from one of the 35 missions completed before returning to the states, his plane was barely able to get to its base because of damages sustained in the
Through the efforts of the Red Cross, John was able to locate his
brother. Sgt. .Anthony Dellaposta, 31, a paratrooper, whom he hail not seen for
18 months. The two men were able to spend some time together in England. John was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and the Air
Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters for "meritorious achievement" in aerial combat. He entered the service Jan 11,
1943 and while in the States attended radio school at Scott field Ill. and was stationed for a short
time at Tampa. Fla., before going oversea. He is a graduate of the Altoona High school, class of
1941 and was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad.
Sgt. Anthony Dellaposta has been in service since Mar. 10, 1941 and completed assignment at Camp McCall.
N.C.. and Camp Wheeler. Ga. before going overseas. Dec.1943. He was home for a visit before shipment. He was employed
by the Pennsylvania railroad before entering the service.
Marine Pfc. Louid D. Dellaposta, is stationed in the south Pacific
with the marine corp. For the past three months his parents have had no word from him. He has not
been home since entering the service Sept. 14. 1942. After a short
training period at Parris Island, S. C. and New River, N. C, the Marine
went overseas. Dec 1942 He is a graduate of Altoona High Shoo! class of 1941 and wad employed
by the Pennsylvania railroad.
Paul Dellaposta. I8, is a petty officer, 3/C and is stationed in the
South Pacific. He trained at Stamford. N.Y.. and San. Diego, Calif. after entering the
Navy. April. 1943, and a granted a leave after completing his work at
Stamford. He went overseas in November 1043. In civilian life, he was employed by the Altoona
[Altoona Tribune, Altoona, PA, 01
Dec1944, Fri, Page 4]
[courtesy of Reine De Lisle]
Death certificate and grave marker for Anthony A.
and Beatrice Dellaposta
in Hampton Memorial Gardens [also known as Carver Memorial Park and
Veterans Memorial Gardens], Hampton (Hampton City), Virginia.
Anthony, a native of Pontecorvo, Italy
registered for the draft ca. 1940 and enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort George G. Meade, MD on 10 March 1942.
Pvt Dellaposta was transferred as a
bandsman from the 503rd PIR, Fort Bragg, NC and attached to Hq Hq, 508th
PIR on 20 October 1942 and was one of the first musicians incorporated
into the 508th band..
On 5 November 1942 he was promoted to
Technician 5th Grade.
Little else is known of him as his
name does not appear again in general orders or morning reports.
It is assumed that he transferred with the band when it was transitioned
to the 112th Army Ground Forces Band on 27 May 1944.
He returned to Nottingham and married
Beatrice Singleton on 17 March 1945.
On 24 January 1950, Anthony submitted this application
for the Pennsylvania Veterans Bonus. He was credited wit 22 months of
domestic duty and 23 months of foreign service. He was awarded the
full $500 bonus amount.
At that time, he and his family were living with his
mothers in Altoona, PA.
However, on 9/16/1949, Anthony re-enlisted in the
Army, rejoining their ranks as a Private.
Although the date is unknown, his death certificate
and greave marker attest to the fact that he retired with the grade of
Sergeant First Class.