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

File Number: US012
Review Date:
471113
Case Number:
6-55 (US vs. Ludwig Engelhard)
Crime Category:
War Crime
Accused:
Engelhard, Ludwig Johann Michael - Acquittal
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470624
Country where the crime had been committed:
Belgium
Crime Location:
Hombourg
Crime Date:
440525
Victim:
Soldier
Nationality:
American
Agency:
unknown
Subject of the proceeding:
The defendant shot and killed an unarmed member of the United States Army after he had parachuted to the ground. The accused witnessed the victim land and ordered him to surrender, which the victim refused. The victim made a motion as to pick up something on the ground and was shot and killed immediately