Hi, Dave ! Mr. Schwarz posted message #194, 29 Jan 02, which IDs Walter as fighting for Germany . On 30 Jan 44, they were pitted against Russia, which had ended the year-long siege of Leningrad just three days before. They didn't get into Poland until June-44. I have the feeling that Walter died in Russia, not Poland. I'm probably off base, but then, what the heck! Louie.