One of Life Magazines greatest staff members was Walter Sanders. He was born in Germany but left in 1933 when Hitler came to power. Walter was a combat photographer for Life during World War Two. He had been employed with Life from 1944 to 1961. Sanders brought with him to Life Magazine, his great skills that he developed as a young man in Germany. He died in his home in Munich, Germany. Walter, according to Life Photographer Carl Mydans, played a major role in the making of Life Magazine.