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

File Number: US165
Review Date:
471126
Case Number:
12-1960-1 (US vs. Leo Kowitzke)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Kowitzke, Leo - Death Sentence (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471020-471021
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Bad Harzburg
Crime Date:
440707
Victim:
POW's
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Chief of Gestapo Branch Office Bad Harzburg
Subject of the proceeding:
After a crash landing, an American airman was taken to a wooded area where he was shot and killed. Later that afternoon another airman was taken into custody and taken to town. The airman was then taken back to the location where his plane had crashed. While looking for weapons and other documents the airman allegedly tried to escape but was shot and killed (see also US164)