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Anthony 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. 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 raid.
   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 Weaving Mills.

[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.

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