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Living St. Louis: Jewish-American POW

Producer Patrick Murphy speaks with University City resident Allen Sabol about his extraordinary journey as a Jewish-American soldier captured by the Germans in the line of duty during World War II. Volunteering to be a World War II bomber took guts, especially if you were assigned to the 492nd bomb group. In just 89 days in action, the 8th Air Force's 492nd bomb group flew 67 missions and lost 520 men, all of whom were either captured or killed. Sabol was one of those captured during the war. Sabol says life as a POW was harsh. He endured a death march that zigzagged across Germany in extreme temperatures and with little or no food. Even after he was rescued and returned to the States, Sabol continued to battle to recover from his war wounds.