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

File Number: US079
Review Date:
470217
Case Number:
12-1115 (US vs. Ludwig Firmenich et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Firmenich, Ludwig - Death Sentence
Jaeger, Philipp - Acquittal + 6 Years
Knell, Adolf - Acquittal + 6 Years
Kraft, Wilhelm - Acquittal + 10 Years
Overdick, Heinrich - Life Sentence
Schuck, Hugo - Acquittal + 1 Year
Court:
General Military Government Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 460523-460524; 460526; 460604-460606
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Bingen
Crime Date:
440912
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American or Canadian
Agency:
NSDAP, Ortsgruppenleiter Bingen; SA; Civilians
Subject of the proceeding:
On 12 September 1944, an allied airman bailed out of a plane in the vicinity of Bingen, Germany. After beating the airman the accused took the victim to a filling station where, after being beaten up, he was shot in the head and neck