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

File Number: US206
Review Date: 480107
Case Number: 12-2404 (US vs. Georg Eckstein et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Eckstein, Georg - Death Sentence
Ittameier, Ernst - Death Sentence
Stiegler, Fritz - Life Sentence
Sturm, Johann Georg (Hans) - Death Sentence
Tiefenbach, Friedrich - Acquittal
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471008-471017
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Wassertruedingen
Crime Date: 450301
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: Volkssturm Wassertruedingen (Kreisstabsfuehrer); Kreisleiter Dinkelsbuehl & Mayor Wassertruedingen; Kreisleitung officials; Wehrmacht sergeant
Subject of the proceeding: After an American airman parachuted from a disabled plane he was immediately captured by the accused and taken to a jail in city hall. That same day the airman was interrogated and, after two conferences at the Kreisleitung's office attended by the accused, the airman was taken away on orders of the Kreisleiter to a side road, beaten with spades and shot and killed