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

File Number: US025
Review Date: 480329
Case Nr.: 11-562 (US vs. Engelbert Suntz)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Suntz, Engelbert - 5 Years
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470605
Country where the crime had been committed: France
Crime Location: Omerville, Ogdeville
Crime Date: 440614
Victim: POW’s
Nationality: American
Agency: Wehrmacht
Subject of the proceeding: The accused, a corporal in the Wehrmacht, was ordered by his commanding officer to shoot four American POW's. While marching the prisoners off to Valognes, his subordinate opened fire and shot three of the American soldiers, while the other escaped. The accused had prior knowledge that the shooting was to take place but took no action to prevent it.