SSgt Tony Duca

SSgt Tony Duca

Birth
Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Feb 1944 (aged 33)
Italy
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 56308397 · View Source
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"His Remains Have Been Recovered"

Tony served as a Staff Sergeant and Tail Gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress "Her Did" (#42-31044), 340th Bomb Squadron, 97th Bomb Group, Fifteenth Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He resided in Chester County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

Tony was originally declared "Missing In Action", along with two other airmen, over northern Italy during a mission. The pilot of Robert's B-17, 2nd Lt. Frank G. Chaplick, reported that Robert and two other airmen were killed during an attack by German Fighter planes. 2nd Lt. Chaplick landed his damaged B-17 in the water. He and the others on the flight were able to escape on the water and the B-17 eventually sank.

Tony was decorated with an Air Medal with Six Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Robert is interred in an unknown location somewhere in the U.S.

Service # 37331759

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Airmen lost on B-17 (#42-31044):

Duca, Tony, S/Sgt, Pennsylvania
Householder, Robert H., T/Sgt, Colorado
Murphy, George J., S/Sgt, Delaware

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56308397
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Tony Duca (12 Apr 1910–14 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56308397, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .