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

File Number: US141
Review Date:
470826
Case Number:
12-1833 (US vs. Wilhelm Lang et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Lang, Wilhelm - died during proceedings
Lechens, Otto - 10 Years (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Mueller, Karl (Carl) - 10 Years + Acquittal (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Mueller, Ludwig - 15 Years
Pflueger, Otto - 20 Years
Weil, Albert August - 25 Years (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Dern, Heinrich - served but not tried
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, 461205-461213
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Lang-Gons
Crime Date:
450302
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Civil Administration, (Acting) Burgomaster of Lang-Gons; Wehrmacht, Panzerkorps; Civilian
Subject of the proceeding:
Three American airmen parachuted and landed in an open field where they were immediately apprehended. The accused then incited a gathering crowd to aid in the killing of the three men. All three airmen were eventually shot and killed at a nearby airport. The accused aided and participated in committing assaults upon three members of the United States Army