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

File Number: US082
Review Date:
451119
Case Number:
12-1145 (US vs. Clemens Wiegand)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Wiegand, Clemens - Death Sentence
Court:
General Military Court at Heidelberg, Germany 451015-451016
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Frankfurt-am-Mein, Ginnheim
Crime Date:
441121
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
NSDAP, Ortsgruppenleiter Frankfurt-Ginnheim
Subject of the proceeding:
On 21 November 1944, an American plane was shot down over Ginnheim, Germany. Several members of the crew parachuted to safety from the burning plane. One airman landed in a field where he was captured and while being led away was shot in the head with a pistol by the accused. The accused, believing he had killed the airman left the scene. Upon learning that the victim was still alive, the accused returned to the crime scene and shot the airman an additional two times in the head