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

File Number: US166
Review Date:
470512
Case Number:
12-1961 (US vs. Richard Franke)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Franke, Richard - 2 Years
Court:
Intermediate Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470311-470312
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Reistedt (Kreis Sangerhausen)
Crime Date:
440718
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Landwacht (rural police)
Subject of the proceeding:
After landing and being captured a parachuted American airman was placed in a wagon. While transporting the airman to town, the accused stopped the wagon and forced the airman out. After beating the airman, the accused tied him to the wagon with a chain. After being dragged a short distance the airman was untied and forced to walk. After several steps the victim fell down and was once again beaten