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

File Number: US189
Review Date:
461220
Case Number:
12-2119 (US vs. Karl Sonner)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Sonner, Karl - Acquittal
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 460717-460719
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Olching (near Munich)
Crime Date:
440719
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Reserve Gendarmerie
Subject of the proceeding:
After an American airman parachuted to the ground he immediately ran into a group of bushes. The accused ordered the airman to surrender and fired a warning shot into the air. The airman eventually came forward with what appeared to the accused to be a weapon. The accused then fired one shot at the airman and killed him