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

File Number: US107
Review Date:
470512
Case Number:
12-1422 (US vs. Gustav Heidmann et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Heidmann, Gustav - Death Sentence
Schnelle, Erich - 20 Years
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 460708- 460709
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Tiddische
Crime Date:
440530
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Home Guard
Subject of the proceeding:
An American pilot parachuted to the ground where he was immediately apprehended by three German soldiers. Accused, Heidmann, temporary commander of the Tiddische Home Guard, arrived at the scene and obtained custody of the airman. Heidmann turned him over to his superior, who took the flyer to the local police station. Later that night the airman was taken into a wooded area where he was shot and killed by the accused