PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SALVATORE SAPORITO was born on May 3, 1923. He appears to have been born in Illinois, the son of Henry and Mary Saporito. In 1930 the Henry Saporito family was living in a rented apartment at 319 Stevens Street in Camden NJ, where the elder Saporito worked as a laborer in a radio factory. Two doors down, at 315 Stevens Street, lived the Adams family, their son Ralph Francis Adams was lost when the submarine USS Tang was lost in October of 1944. He later lived at 225 Liberty Street in Camden. Employed by the Campbell Soup Company in Camden, Salvatore Saporito was inducted into the United Sates Army on February 10, 1942. He was assigned to the 365th Fighter Group, and went overseas with that unit in December of 1943.
Salvatore Saporito died of causes not related to combat on September 5, 1945. His body was returned to the United States after the war, and he was buried at Calvary Cemetery in what was then Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill) NJ on December 14, 1948. He was survived by his mother, Mary Saporito, and younger brothers Michael, John, and Fred.
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