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

File Number: US139
Review Date:
460618
Case Number:
12-1814 (US vs. Justus Gerstenberg)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Gerstenberg, Justus - Death Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 460117-460121
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Gutfreudenthal, Gertenbach
Crime Date:
440716
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Gendarmerie
Subject of the proceeding:
In the course of several air battles over the villages of Gutfreudenthal and Gertenbach, Germany, several planes were shot down. An American airman was forced to parachute from his plane and landed in the vicinity. The accused shot and killed the airman on site