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

File Number: US015
Review Date: 471021
Case Number: 6-155 (US vs. Gustav Karl Wilhelm Ruester)
Crime Category: War Crime
Accused:
Ruester, Gustav Karl Wilhelm - Death Sentence (R&R: findings and sentence disapproved because of insufficiency of evidence)
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470624-470714
Country where the crime had been committed: Belgium
Crime Location: Mons
Crime Date: 440605
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: Railroad (Reichsbahn)
Subject of the proceeding: The accused, a railroad official, shot a downed flyer, who was in the act of surrendering.