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

File Number: US197
Review Date: 471114
Case Number: 12-2218 (US vs. Georg Mayer et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Baecker, Heinrich - 10 Years
Hellwich, Otto Paul - 3 Years
Mayer, Georg - Life Sentence
Wanders, Wilhelm - 10 Years
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470707-470709
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Brackel
Crime Date: 450318
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: Wehrmacht, anti- aircraft battalion Brackel; Civilian
Subject of the proceeding: An American airman parachuted to the ground and was taken into custody by the accused Mayer. The accused enticed a crowd of civilians to beat the airman to death and finally shot the airman after the latter had been severely mistreated by the mob