Abe Baum

 

 

Age: 91

 

Summary: U.S. Army captain who led one of the most ill-conceived missions during World War II on the orders of Gen. George S. Patton in 1945 when he was liberating a prison camp deep in German-held territory where one of the captives happened to be Patton's son-in-law.

 

 

Cause of Death: Congestive heart disease

 

Born: March 29, 1921

 

Died: March 3, 2013

 

Location: Rancho Bernardo, California