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

File Number: US071
Review Date:
471112
Case Number:
12-1068 (US vs. Friedrich Wilhelm Altena)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Altena, Friedrich Wilhelm - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470917-470919
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Salgau
Crime Date:
440809
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
SS
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused, an SS major, shot and killed an American airman after he had parachuted to the ground and had been captured