Johann Sauerwald was born on January 12th, 1927 in Gross Werder in the Tschernigow (Chernigov / Chirnihiv) Region. He was drafted in to the German watch batallion in Tschernigow when he was 18 (1945). Shortly before the end of the war, he was transferred to Hohensalzberg in Austria, where he was until the war ended. Johann and a friend were on their way from Zell am See to Salzburg, riding dilapidated bikes, when they were approched in Russian by some men. Johann told he friend to go on ahead and that he would catch up with him. Johann has been missing without a trace from that time on. Does anyone have any information as to his fate or his whereabouts?