SABO, ALEX, First Lieutenant, #0-535719, USAAF
Alex “Alec” Sabo was born on 22 March 1910 in South Brownsville, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania to Daniel Sabo (1885-1969) (Hungary) and Anna (Kovacs) Sabo (1890-1960). Siblings were Dano Sabo Jr. (1908- ), William Sabo (1913-1988), Margaret Sabo (1914- ), Rudolph Sabo (1917- ) , John Sabo (1919-1999).
He registered for the USAAF draft on 16 October 1940, resided in rural Hiller, PA, and described himself as 6’, 185 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced school and was multi-engine rated to fly the Curtiss C-46 Commando. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India and assigned to fly to and from China across the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). On 29 April 1945 a Curtiss C-46A Commando, # 42-101119, assigned to 20th Air Force, 3rd Air Transport Squadron (Mobile), Sookerating, India, departed the airfield at Chanyi, China, on a return cargo mission to Sookerating through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). It crashed enroute. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.
His brother, John Sabo, born 13 December 1919, served in the U.S. Army, # 6943060, from 31 January 1942 to 9 February 1946 (overseas 7 June 1945 to 4 February 1946). He died 30 July 1999 and is buried in the Saint Marys Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leckrone, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania.