Walter Nies

Funeral services for Walter Nies will be 11:00 AM, Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Carlsen-Lien Chapel in Ashley, ND, led by Pastor Randall Cloud. Interment follows at Johannesthal Baptist Cemetery, rural Eureka. SD.


Walter served in the US Army Air Corps. On January 24, 1944, his B-17 crashed somewhere in Albania on its way home from a bombing mission in Bulgaria, Walter’s 37th mission. Sgt. Nies was listed as Missing in Action until March 8, 1944 when it was determined he was a Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft VI in what is now extreme southwestern Lithuania. Walter was shot and killed May 28, 1944 by a tense and overzealous guard. He was 23 years old.


Services are in care of Carlsen-Lien Chapel of Ashley.