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

File Number: US162
Review Date:
460426
Case Number:
12-1950 (US Gustav Sauter)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Sauter, Gustav - 3 Years
Court:
General Military Government Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 460311-460312
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Flehingen
Crime Date:
440721
Victim:
POW's
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Civilian
Subject of the proceeding:
While working in a field, the accused spotted several American airmen parachuting from their disabled plane. After locating them he helped Gestapo employees search the airmen for weapons. Without being enticed the accused struck the airmen three times with his cane across their backs