Nazi Crimes on Trial
'Dachau Trials'
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

File number: US009
Review date: 470808
Case Nr.: 009 5-150 (US vs. Fritz Thaler et al) 470724
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Bockhorni, Walter - Acquittal
Thaler, Fritz - 25 Years; (R&R: 13 Years; JAGD: 23 Years [abd. 2yrs pre-trial confinement])
Court: Military Commission Salzburg, Austria 470716-470724
Country where the crime had been committed: Austria
Crime Location: Muerzsteg, Frein a.d. Muerz, Taschl
Crime Date: 440823
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: SS; Motor Technical School of the Waffen-SS of Vienna, Frein branch
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused participated in the killing of a member of the United States Army, after he bailed out of his disabled bomber in the vicinity of Frein, Austria. The airman was immediately captured and while being transported to higher ranking officials he was shot dead. After delivering the body of the first victim to Muerzsteg, the accused picked up another recently captured airman in the town of Taschl. After the interrogation of the airman, he too was shot and killed.