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

File Number: US070
Review Date:
471009
Case Number:
12-1067 (US vs. Hans Staudinger et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Herman, Maximilian - Death Sentence
Huber, Josef - Life Sentence
Kaiser, Walter - Acquittal
Staudinger, Hans - Death Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 460725-460803
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Eching
Crime Date:
440731
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
NSDAP, Kreisleitung Freising; SA; Wehrmacht, CO anti-aircraft position
Subject of the proceeding:
On orders of the Kreisleiter, a search party was formed for enemy fliers, who were to be shot. The head of the search party, Staudinger, demanded the delivery of two American flyers, who had been taken in custody by members of an anti-aircraft position. The demand was initially refused by the sergeant in charge, but he was overruled by his superior. Immediately thereafter, the flyers were executed by members of the search party on orders of Staudinger