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

File Number: US091
Review Date:
470718
Case Number:
12-1168 (US vs. Wilhelm Luethje)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Luethje, Wilhelm - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470523-470526
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Cramme
Crime Date:
440925
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police
Subject of the proceeding:
An American flyer parachuted in the vicinity of Cramme and was taken into custody by the accused. The accused then led the victim down a path on the road to Wolfenbuttel, to where all captured fliers were taken. According to the accused the flyer made an attempt to escape in the course of which he - the accused - shot and killed him