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

File Number: US029
Review Date: 471208
Case Number: 12-43 (US vs. Kurt Gross et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Aschner, Thomas - 3 Years (R&R: Acquittal)
Gross, Kurt - Life Sentence
Mack, Edward - 5 Years
Mattes, Adolf - Life Sentence
Spletzer, Rudolf - Life Sentence
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470926-471008
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Oehningen (near Radolfzell)
Crime Date: 440720
Victim: POW’s
Nationality: American
Agency: SS; Staff of a non-commissioned officers school at Radolfzell
Subject of the proceeding: Following a bombing attack on Friedrichshafen on 20 July 1944, two American airmen parachuted safely to the ground and were apprehended by the accused. The accused pursuant to orders shot and killed the airmen and later disposed of their bodies.