|Infantry battalion||304th Fighter Squadron|
|Unit||PA Cyclone ADV|
A Flight Leader in the 304th Fighter Squadron, Walther became the highest-scoring German ace in the war, earning most of his twenty-four kills during the Russian offensive against Gibraltar. Despite being wounded during a cruise missile strike on his air base outside Düsseldorf, Walther led his flight on almost a dozen sorties against heavily escorted Russian transport planes that were reinforcing the landing zones in the area. His actions earned him the Gold Medal of Valor and established his reputation as one of the fiercest fighter pilots in Europe.