Wehrmacht Units Implicated in War Crimes

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Re: Wehrmacht Units Implicated in War Crimes

Post by JamesL » 15 Apr 2008 02:59

Andy - the author makes no mention of similar incidents in the area. The ambulance was returning from the 'front lines' to an aid station in the rear.

I assume that the red crosses were visible and the ambulance carried no weapons. The lack of any survivors makes me wonder, too.

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Re: Wehrmacht Units Implicated in War Crimes

Post by David Thompson » 26 Jul 2008 21:38

From the JuNSV Dachau Trials (US Army courts in Germany 1945-1948) page at http://www1.jur.uva.nl/junsv/JuNSVEng/D ... asesfr.htm :

File Number: US030
Review Date: 471119
Case Number: 12-45 (US vs. Albert Heim et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Heim, Albert - Death Sentence
Kunze, Herbert - Death Sentence
Saalmueller, Fritz - Life Sentence
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 461216-461218
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Wollmatingen (Kreis Konstanz)
Crime Date: 440720
Victim: POW’s
Nationality: American
Office: Wehrmacht; 195th Reserve Battalion; c.o. and staff Cherisy Kaserne (Konstanz)
Subject of the proceeding: Ordered execution and shooting of three American airmen, who had been taken prisoner.

File Number: US034
Review Date: 471027
Case Number: 12-348 (US vs. August Barth et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Barth, August - 20 Years
Starek, Rudolf - Acquittal
Court: Military Commission at Salzburg, Austria 470917-470930
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Oberndorf
Crime Date: 441122
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Office: Wehrmacht; commanding officer of a POW and labor camp
Subject of the proceeding: Order to shoot an unarmed and captured American airman in the woods on the road to Oberndorf

File Number: US045
Review Date: 450622
Case Number: 12-494 (US vs. Gunther Thiele & Georg Steinert)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Steinert, George - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Thiele, Gunther - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Court: General Military Government Court at Augsburg, Germany 450613
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Billingsbach
Crime Date: 450417
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Office: Wehrmacht, Battalion Schwaben, Combat Group Sachs
Subject of the proceeding: Execution of an American officer (POW) of the 44th CIC Detachment

File Number: 046
Review Date: 471103
Case Number: 12-494-1 (US vs. Johann Schwaben)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
046-1 Schwaben, Johann - Acquittal
046 Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470603-470604
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Billingsbach
Crime Date: 450417
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Office: Wehrmacht, Battalion Schwaben
Subject of the proceeding: The accused, commander of the Battalion Schwaben, participated in the killing of an American officer (POW) of the 44th CIC Detachment (see also US045)

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Re: Wehrmacht Units Implicated in War Crimes

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File Number: US043
Review Date: 470801
Case Number: 12-489 (US vs. Kurt Goebell et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Akkermann, Jan J. - Death Sentence
Albrecht, Guenther - 6 Years
Geyer, Karl - 4 Years
Goebell, Kurt - Death Sentence
Heinemann, Heinrich - Acquittal + 18 Years (R&R: 13 Years)
Krolikovski, Walter - Life Sentence (R&R: 14 Years)
Mammenga, Gustav - Acquittal + 24 Years
Meyer-Gerhards, - Acquittal
Pointner, Johann - Acquittal + 5 Years
Rommel, Heinrich - Acquittal + 2 Years
Schmitz, Johann Josef - Death Sentence
Seiler, Jakob - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Weber, Karl - Acquittal + 25 Years
Wenzel, Erich - Death Sentence
Witzke, Heinz - Acquittal + 11 Years
Court: General Military Government Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 460206-460322
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Borkum
Crime Date: 440804
Victim: POW’s
Nationality: American
Office: Wehrmacht, Marine German Naval Installations, Members of the 216th Naval Flak Battalion
Subject of the proceeding: The accused participated in the execution of seven members of the United States Army after they had surrendered and encouraged and participated in the assaults of eleven members of the United States Army

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Re: Wehrmacht Units Implicated in War Crimes

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A post was moved to the relevant discussion at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1#p1691381

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Re: Wehrmacht Units Implicated in War Crimes

Post by gebhk » 19 Jul 2014 13:48

For a comprehensive discussion of war crimes during the 1939 campaign in Poland see Rossino AB. Hitler strikes Poland. Blitzkrieg, ideology and atrocity. Kansas: University Press of Kansas; 2003. Chapters 5 and 6 in particular deal with German Army involvement in atrocities.

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