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

File Number: US175
Review Date:
460411
Case Number:
12-2009 (US vs. Erich Dietzschold)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Dietzschold, Erich - Acquittal
Court: General Military Government Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 460311
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Kospa
Crime Date:
440621
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Civilian
Subject of the proceeding:
An American airman landed by parachute in a field near the village of Kospa, Germany. A large crowd congregated around the airman, who raised his arms as a token of surrender. Thereupon, a person from the crowd shot at the airman hitting him in the neck. The accused later assaulted the flier by kicking him in the neck and head