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

File Number: US156
Review Date:
470611
Case Number:
12-1911 (US vs. Hermann Brueckner et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Boernschein, Arno Otto - Acquittal
Brueckner, Hermann Gustav Adolf - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470310-470312
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Buttstadt (Kreis Weimar)
Crime Date:
440729
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, auxiliary police
Subject of the proceeding:
An American airman parachuted to safety near Buttstadt and immediately surrendered to a farmer. He was escorted to a police station and placed in the custody of the accused. While transporting the airman to Weimar, the accused Brueckner shot and killed the victim in a wheat field