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

File Number: US056
Review Date:
470623
Case Number:
12-779 (US vs. Heinrich Birnbreier et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Birnbreier, Heinrich - Death Sentence
Eisele, Josef - Life Sentence
Faller, Arthur - 20 Years
Heim, Friedrich - Acquittal
Matthes, Max - Life Sentence
Werner, Gottlieb - Death Sentence
Kuner, Fritz
- not tried
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470421-470425
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Schollach
Crime Date:
440721
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
NSDAP, Kreisleitung; Gendarmerie
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused, on orders of Kreisleiter Benedikt Kuner, shot and killed five American airmen after they parachuted from their disabled plane

Note: attempts to apprehend Fritz Kuner were unsuccesful