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

File Number: US172
Review Date:
470626
Case Number:
12-1993 (US vs. Otto Peschke and Robert Schmitz)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Peschke, Otto Robert - Life Sentence
Schmitz, Josef (Sepp) - Acquittal
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470402-470403
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Furth
Crime Date:
440913
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Wehrmacht
Subject of the proceeding:
After being taken into custody an American airman was interrogated. Upon receiving orders from high ranking officials the accused transported the flyer to an undisclosed area where he was shot and killed