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

File Number: US164
Review Date:
471231
Case Number:
12-1960 (US vs. Ludwig Wolter)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Wolter, Ludwig - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470729-470730
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Bad Harzburg
Crime Date:
440707
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Gestapo
Subject of the proceeding:
After making a crash landing, an American airman was taken into custody by two Gestapo agents. The two men transported the airman back to the crash site to collect weapons and other documents. Once at the site the airman allegedly tried to escape and was shot (see also US165)