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