Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

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Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by David Thompson » 21 Feb 2003 05:45

Here's another lynching trial reported by the New York Times, which gives some more prospective on the "Fliegerprozess":
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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by David Thompson » 31 May 2011 15:17

JAG reviews of the 1945 Gross Gerow trials can be seen in pdf format, courtesy of the University of Marburg, at:

US v. Flauaus and Fachinger
http://www.online.uni-marburg.de/icwc/d ... 2-0793.pdf
US v. Sturm
http://www.online.uni-marburg.de/icwc/d ... 93-002.pdf

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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by LAstryAGAIN » 30 Jun 2023 18:49

There was a third defendant of Gross Gerau trial:Martha Nold
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/C4407592

What was the outcome?
Were the victuims ever identified?

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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by Puck » 30 Jun 2023 19:26

Martha Nold was sentenced to 6 months
https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/369655/pdf/

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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by LAstryAGAIN » 02 Jul 2023 15:20

RAF F/Sgt Dunkley listed as POW Not dead
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=51400
https://www.rafcommands.com/database/se ... uniq=PA998

The Two murdered allied Airmen were USAAC
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/archi ... t/42-97946
Their story at
https://aircrewremembered.com/allen-dean.html
2d Lt Charles H Evans Jr
T/Sgt Harvey J Purkey

AS to the 3 defendnets-the first two were executed in 1946 the third sentenced to a jail term

List of Allied Airmen/Army killed/murdered at
https://aircrewremembered.com/VitzArchive/?q=usaafger
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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by steve248 » 13 Jul 2023 12:37

In fact there appears to have been five investigations into the "ill-treatment" of British airmen at Gross Gerau. Investigations carried out by the British War Crimes Group/North West Europe. One trial was carried out of Martha Nold in Braunschweig/Brunswick, as mentioned above.
These are available at UK National Archives to personal visitors because they have not been digitized:
WO 309/239, ill-treatment of British airmen
WO 309/706, ditto
WO 309/881, ditto
WO 309/1580, ill-treatment of a POW
WO 311/450, ill-treatment of British airmen
WO 235/196A, trial of Martha Nold

These files probably mention other local people involved before concentrating on Nold.

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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by Manisoa » 19 Jul 2023 09:49

The alleged "ill-treatment" of British pilots at Gross Gerau appears to have been the subject of at least five separate investigations. War Crimes Group/North West Europe of the British Ministry of Defense conducts the investigations.
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Re: Other War Crimes - Gross Gerau Lynching Trial

Post by steve248 » 20 Jul 2023 14:05

Manisoa

We only have a Ministry of Defence in peacetime.
We have a change of title to War Office in wartime, thus "WO" in the investigations I listed.
The WO 235 series are all war crimes trials by British military courts.
The WO 309, 310 and 311 are all British war crimes investigations from different geographic areas.

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