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

File Number: US190
Review Date:
471229
Case Number:
12-2129 (US vs. Paul Kahnert)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Kahnert, Paul - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470703
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Berlin
Crime Date:
4502
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Wehrmacht
Subject of the proceeding:
After parachuting from a disabled plane an American airman landed near an air raid shelter located in the cellar of the accused's home. After surrendering to the accused the airman was taken to a nearby schoolyard where he was shot in the neck. Half an hour later the accused returned to the crime scene and shot the airman again, this time in the head. The flyer was taken to hospital but died from his head wound