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

File Number: US223
Review Date: 480309
Case Number: 12-3193B & 12-1034-1 & 12-1462 & 12-2701 & 000-12-63 (US vs. Georg Baumann et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Baumann, Georg - 2 Years
Baumann, Heinrich - Death Sentence
Buchler, Franz Josef - 10 Years
Endres, Norbert - Death Sentence
Gundelach, Oswald - Death Sentence
Hammer, Albert - Death Sentence
Hans, Kurt - Death Sentence
Hellmuth, Karl - 3 Years
Hellmuth, Otto - Death Sentence
Ingebrand, Andreas - Death Sentence
Schulz [Schulze], Richard - Death Sentence
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470917-471010
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: unknown, Ruppertshutten, Bad Neustadt, Sommershausen
Crime Date: 411207-450508
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality: American and British
Agency: Police, RSHA, Sipo Würzburg, Rural Police (Gendarmerie) Gau Mainfranken; NSDAP, Gauleitung Gau Mainfranken, Kreisleitung Kreis Neustadt a.d Saale; Civil administration, Governor President (Regierungspräsident) Gau Mainfranken
Subject of the proceeding:
(I). Engaged and participated in a common plan to commit violations of the laws of war and encouraged the subjection of members of the Armed Forces of nations then at war with the then German Reich, to cruelties and mistreatment including killings, beatings, abuses, tortures and indignities.
(II). Around 12 September 1944, four members of an American bomber crew bailed out in the vicinity of Ruppertshutten and were captured by a police pursuit detail (Jagdkommando). Two of the fliers were immediately taken into the woods and shot. Later that day the remaining two airmen were also shot andkilled.
(III). Around 29 September 1944 an American airman was captured shortly after he had parachuted to the ground in the vicinity of Neustadt. He was taken to the police station at Bastheim. Later that day the local Kreisleiter together with his subordinates, interrogated the flyer and afterwards loaded him into a car and transported him to an abandoned road where the flyer was shot and killed on superior orders
(IV). Around 18 March 1945, a British airman parachuted from a disabled plane in the vicinity of Sommershausen and was captured and taken to the town hall. Later on, the flyer was taken to the bank of the Main river by members of the Kripo Würzburg, who shot and killed him on general orders of the RSHA to shoot all captured flyers. The body of the airman was subsequently thrown into the river

(See also: US069)