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

File Number: US113
Review Date:
unknown
Case Number:
12-1538 (US vs. Erich Weiss and Wilhelm Mundo)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Mundo, Wilhelm - Acquittal
Weiss, Erich - Acquittal
Court:
General Military Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 451109-451110
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Aken
Crime Date:
440530
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Auxiliary Police
Subject of the proceeding:
After an air raid an American airman safely parachuted to the ground and was taken captive and turned over to the accused who escorted the airman into town where they were approached by an angry mob. The airman made a sudden motion in reaching in his pocket and was immediately shot dead by the accused, who believed that the airman was reaching for a weapon