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

File Number: US211
Review Date: 470915
Case Number: 12-2581 (US vs. Franz Montscher et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Eiser, Johann - Acquittal
Engelniederhammer, Johann - Death Sentence
Maier, Max - Acquittal
Misslinger, Bartholomaeus - Life Sentence
Montscher, Franz - Death Sentence
Obermayr, Ludwig - 10 Years (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Pfeiffer, Anton - Acquittal
Ruehling, Karl - 7 Years (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Schemm, Hans - Life Sentence
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470512-470515
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Munich
Crime Date: 450409
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: Civilian; Reich Arbeitsdienst (RAD; Reich Labor Service)
Subject of the proceeding: Following an air raid upon the Munich-Reims airport, an American airman was forced to parachute from his disabled plane. After landing the airman was taken into custody by two German soldiers and a civilian. A group of Reich Arbeitsdienst workers and two SS-men forcibly took the prisoner from their original captors and beat and shot the airman to death