Other War Crimes - Russelsheim Lynching Trial

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Other War Crimes - Russelsheim Lynching Trial

Post by David Thompson » 21 Feb 2003 04:53

While looking for something interesting to post, I came across this account of an early (Jul-Aug 1945) war crimes trial involving the lynching of some allied airmen in 1944. The news reports are from the New York Times, with the newspaper dates recorded on the .jpeg titles. Leon Jaworski later played a part in the Watergate trials.
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Post by Researcher » 21 Feb 2003 20:34

For anyone interested the 5 men sentenced to death were executed in November 1945.
Margarete Witzler had her sentence commuted to 30 years imprisonment.

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Airmen Unit

Post by PF » 29 Nov 2004 22:40

For Unit of Murdered Airmen see query (this date) on website
"Mighty Eighth Air Force Message Board" On query
"6 U S Airmen POWS murdered at Russelheim Germany"
URL http://www.com-web/www/board/wwxboard.html

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Post by David Thompson » 29 Nov 2004 23:07

Thanks, PF. For our readers, the message board post says Sgt. Thomas D. Williams, one of the murdered airmen, belonged to the (US) 491st Bomb Group, 854th Bomb Squadron.

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Post by David Thompson » 30 Nov 2004 09:52

The "eye for an eye" posts now have a thread of their own, at: viewtopic.php?t=65306

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Post by PF » 01 Dec 2004 03:11

Check out 8th Air Force message website with query-more information!!!

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Re: Other War Crimes - Russelsheim Lynching Trial

Post by PF » 30 May 2011 15:21

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=178507

Note-Russelheim lynchings are listed at http://www.com-web.com/wwwboard/ARCHIVE ... 04-11.html
But posts no longer connected!

Links:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/di ... 102x780584

Beseides Williams:

John M Sekul http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... 486&df=all&
William A Dumont
Elmore Austin see http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... 993&df=all&

Besides Williams only 2 other members of the 854th BS died August 26, 1944 listed on ABMC:
Norman J. Rogers, Jr. 2nd Lt
Haigus Tufenkjian Flight Officer


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Re: Other War Crimes - Russelsheim Lynching Trial

Post by David Thompson » 31 May 2011 16:39

The JAG review of the main case can be seen in pdf format, courtesy of the University of Marburg, at http://www.online.uni-marburg.de/icwc/d ... 2-1497.pdf

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