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

File Number: US168
Review Date:
461223
Case Number:
12-1967 (US vs. Richard Wegmann)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Wegmann, Richard - Death Sentence (R&R: 30 Years)
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 460610-460611
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Elm
Crime Date:
440528
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Civilian
Subject of the proceeding:
After landing safely in the vicinity of Elm an
American airman surrendered to a group of civilians. While the group transported the airman to town the accused broke through the crowd and shot the flier three times. The accused killed the airman in retaliation for the death of his brother whom was killed during an air raid