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

File Number: US140
Review Date:
460423
Case Number:
12-1821 (US vs. Johann Melchior et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Hirschelmann, Walter - Life Sentence
Melchior, Johann - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 460122-460124
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Grossen-Linden
Crime Date:
440909
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Civilians
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused shot and killed two American airmen during their transport to Giessen, allegedly on orders of Kreisleiter Bruck