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Seaman Joseph J. Puorro
U.S. Merchant Marine



Sources:
- American Legion Post 146, Winthrop, Mass.
- uboat.net - Ships hit by U-boats: William Pierce Frye, American Steam merchant
- Scott Miller Ancestry Consultant: The Honored Merchant Mariners of the William Pierce Frye World War II
- Boston Globe - 39 Massachusetts Merchant Marine Seamen Missing, 5/17/1943
- American Merchant Marine at War
- The United States Navy Memorial

Joseph J. Puorro - U.S. Merchant Marine, WWII - was an Able Body Seaman lost at sea March 29, 1943. His ship, the Liberty Ship William Pierce Frye, was torpedoed by the German submarine U610 in the North Atlantic. It was the second torpedoing he suffered during the war, the first in March of the prior year when he rescued two of this shipmates.

Memorial location: Corner of Brookfield and Lincoln streets
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