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

File Number: US169
Review Date:
470625
Case Number:
12-1968 (US vs. Heinrich Otte et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Lang, Willy - 1 Year
Otte, Heinrich F. - Death Sentence
Seidel, Hans Otto - no data (not tried?)
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470430-470502
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Kemel (Kreis Unter-Taunus)
Crime Date:
450210
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police/Home Guard
Subject of the proceeding:
Following a bombing attack upon Nauroth an American airman parachuted to earth from his disabled plance, landing in a wooded area. A crowd of civilians gathered, the flyer was captured and assaults made on him. Later, he was turned over to the accused, who marched him along a road where he was shot and killed (allegedly on orders of Kreisleiter and Reich Defense Commissionar Koch, see also US177)