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

File Number: US145
Review Date:
470809
Case Number:
12-1852 (US vs. Friedrich Scheilz)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Scheilz, Friedrich - Life Sentence (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 460807-460809
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Idesheim
Crime Date:
440817
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police
Subject of the proceeding:
An American flyer was captured by a civilian after he parachuted from his plane. He was taken to a Prisoner of War Camp at Idesheim. On orders on his superior, the accused transported the airman to Bitburg. During the transport the airman allegedly tried to escape whereupon the accused shot and killed him