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

File Number: US096
Review Date:
470808
Case Number:
12-1217 (US vs. Erich Hinkel)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Hinkel, Erich - 20 Years
Schmidt, Adolf - not tried
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470425
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Winterkasten
Crime Date:
450318
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Gestapo Bensheim
Subject of the proceeding:
After a crash landing an American airman was captured and turned over to the accused, who were members of the Bensheim Gestapo. The accused took their victim to a wooded area near Winterkasten and shot him three times in the head