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

File Number: US087
Review Date:
460206
Case Number:
12-1155 (US vs. August Kobus)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Kobus, August - Death Sentence
Court:
General Military Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 451113-451114
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Freilassing
Crime Date:
450416
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
NSDAP, Ortsgruppenleiter of Freilassing; Civil Administration, Burgomaster of Freilassing
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused (allegedly on orders of Berchtesgaden Kreisleiter, Stredele - see US088) shot a captured American fighter plane pilot, who had made a crash landing near Freilassing, Kreis Laufen, Upper Bavaria. The wounded American officer was denied medical treatment by the accused and instead taken to a wooded area where he was shot and killed (see also US088 and US089)