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