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

File Number: US150
Review Date:
470930
Case Number:
12-1881 (US vs. Walter Rieseberg et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Dilba, Kurt (Friedrich Wilhelm) - Acquittal
Rieseberg, Walter (Heinrich Ernst) - Life Sentence (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470723-470728
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Stapelburg
Crime Date:
440816
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Head of refugee camp for displace foreign born Germans (Volksdeutsche) at Ilsenburg
Subject of the proceeding:
After a crash landing two American airmen were placed in the custody of the accused. While transporting the prisoners to town an escape attempt was made resulting with both airmen being shot and killed