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