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

File Number: US108
Review Date:
471119
Case Number:
12-1449 (US vs. Rudolf Dirnagel et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Dirnagel, Rudolf - Acquittal
Martin, Kurt - Acquittal
Pietsch, Hans - neither served nor tried
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470811-470813
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Munich
Crime Date:
4407-4408
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
SS, SS Flak Training Regiment
Subject of the proceeding:
Following an air raid over Munich, five or six American airmen bailed out of their disabled plane and were captured. After being interrogated by the accused the victims were supposedly turned over to a higher ranking official and taken to headquarters. The bodies of two airmen were later found in a bomb crater near a airport. Both victims died as a result of gun shot wounds