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Mauro Duca


Date and Place of Birth: Marlborough, Massachusetts

Baseball Experience: Minor League
Position: Pitcher
Private First-Class
Military Unit: 78th Fighter Group, USAAF

Area Served: European Theater of Operations


Mauro Duca was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He signed with the Twin Falls Cowboys of the Pioneer League in 1939, and was with the Sherbrooke Braves in the Quebec Provincial League in 1940.


Duca served with the Army Air Force in England during WWII. He was with the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford and pitched for the 78th Thunderbolts from 1943 to 1945, as well as taking part in track events.















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