Ignacy Showron

 

 

Age: 97

 

Summary: last known survivor of the Battle of Westerplatte believed to be the opening battle of World War II who was one of 200 Polish troops guarding a military depot at Westerplatte, near Gdansk, on the Baltic Coast on Sept. 1, 1939 when it came under fire from a German warship.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from circulatory, liver, and pancreas problems

 

Born: July 24, 1915

 

Died: August 5, 2012

 

Location: Kielce, Poland