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

File Number: US075
Review Date:
461211
Case Number:
12-1104 (US vs. Gerd Beck and Otto Weinreich)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Beck, Gerd - Death Sentence
Weinreich, Otto - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 460507
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Wolfenbuettel
Crime Date:
4409
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Civilians
Subject of the proceeding:
An American flyer parachuted from his disabled plane over the vicinity of Wolfenbuettel, Germany. The parachute fouled on the roof of a house and the flyer became suspended before the window. The accused witnessed the flyer land and set out after him. Once helping the officer through the window the accused proceeded to shoot and kill the airman