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

File Number: US216
Review Date: 471106
Case Number: 12-2694 (US vs. Karl Heinz Scherer)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Scherer, Karl Heinz - 25 Years (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence)
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470721-470724
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Mainz
Crime Date: 450301
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: Hitler Youth
Subject of the proceeding: After parachuting from a disabled plane, an American airman landed in a tree and crashed to the ground. It is uncertain whether the airman died on impact or if the accused shot and killed the flier