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GENEVA CONVENTION AS APPLICABLE TO 1939 - 1945 (Part 1 Article 2)
'Prisoners of war are in the power of the hostile Government, but not of the individuals or formation which captured them.
They shall at all times be humanely treated and protected, particularly against acts of violence, from insults and from public curiosity.
Measures of reprisal against them are forbidden.'


The data in this database is largely based on a list of Allied airmen murders collected by the late Willi Wachholz. He published his findings on a web site which is no longer available. Traugott Vitz found Mr Wachholz's list in the web archive when he co-authored a book on 'Hangmen At War' which included several airmen murder cases where the culprits were hanged. He then added to this list based on his own research using the 'Review and Recommendations' papers of the US war crime trials held at Dachau, and (British) National Archive files. These sources were also used to note and correct errors in Mr Wachholz's list. Researchers of airmen casualties within the borders of present-day Austria (which was incorporated into the German Reich in 1938) may perhaps appreciate the Memorial Book of all members of the American and British/Allied Air Forces killed in the air war in that area which was published by two Austrian researchers, in 2016, under the title 'Missing in Action - Failed to Return', freely downloadable in bilingual German/English.

In the course of our continuing research by Traugott Vitz and Ralph Snape it has become clear that the Archive should not restrict itself to air force personnel and accordingly we also cover cases involving other services as well as civilians.

Many cases are covered in more detail than in the Notes accompanying this database. A list of such cases may be found here. (Note that this list contains entries in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, which is outrside the scope of the Vitz Archive.)
All Unknown Allied Air Force victims killed in Germany Search for ALLIEDGER
All British Army victims killed in Germany Search for BritArmyGER
All British Army victims killed outside Germany Search for BritArmyOUT
All Free French Air Force victims killed in Germany Search for FFAFGER
All Norwegian Air Force victims killed in Germany Search for NAFGER
All Polish Air Force victims killed in Germany Search for PAFGER
All Polish Air Force victims killed outside Germany Search for PAFOUT
All RAAF victims killed in Germany Search for RAAFGER
All RAAF victims killed outside Germany Search for RAAFOUT
All RAF victims killed in Germany Search for RAFGER
All RAF victims killed outside Germany Search for RAFOUT
All RCAF victims killed in Germany Search for RCAFGER
All RCAF victims killed outside Germany Search for RCAFOUT
All Royal Hellenic Air Force victims killed outside Germany Search for RHAFOUT
All RNZAF victims killed in Germany Search for RNZAFGER
All South African Air Force victims killed in Germany Search for SAAFGER
All South African Air Force victims killed outside Germany Search for SAAFOUT
All SOE killed outside Germany Search for SOEOUT
All USAAF victims killed in Germany Search for USAAFGER
All USAAF victims killed outside Germany Search for USAAFOUT
All US Army killed in Germany Search for USArmyGER
All US Army killed outside Germany Search for USArmyOUT

JURISDICTION
In the main trials were held under United States, British or Canadian jurisdictions. However, two were held under Federal Republic of Germany jurisdiction. These may be found through a Search for FedRepGer.

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#Name (↑)First NamesRankService NumberCategory Code (↑)CategoryUnit/Aircraft Number (↑)Trial By (↑)Case NumberDateOfDeath (↑)Place-of-DeathName(s) of Perpetrator(s)ExecutionDate (↑)PhotosRemarksLinks
1 PetersonAlfred HectorPteNZ/30016BritArmyOUTMember of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force22nd (Motor) Bn., NZ InfantryBritainWO 235/2411942-12-03A 8950 Stainach/Styria[A Stalag sentry; 17 yrs -> 10 yrs. imp.]-.-Buried Klagenfurt War Cemetery 6. D. 16.
2 LightwoodEric EmanuelPte2753487BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany Black WatchBritainWO 235/2911944-08-07 Blechhammer now Blachownia Śląska, Poland [imprisonment]-.-
3 PlayneGeorge Christopher MartinCaptain92149BritArmyOUT Member of British Army, killed outside Germany 2nd The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps BritainWO 235/11941-11-30Bari, ItalyNicola Bellomo1945-09-11 Buried Bari War Cemetery, II. C. 11
4 SmithRobert AlfredCpl3723BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 4 Res M.T. Coy, New Zealand Army Service Corps Britain WO 235/104 1942-04-16Volturara, Italy [Sentences of 20 years and 15 years, reduced to 10 and 8 years, respectively] -.- Buried Salerno War Cemetery, Plot 7 Row A Grave 42
5 AaronArthur AdrianTrooper7662539BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), Royal Armoured Corps Britain WO 235/94 1943-02-24 62100 (Macerata-)Sforzacosta, Italy [A sentence of 8 years was not confirmed, a sentence of 15 years was reduced to 8.] -.- Buried Ancona War Cemetery, Plot 3 Row C Grave 19
6 WalkerJamesPte3652330BritArmyOUT Member of British Army, killed outside Germany 2nd Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Britain WO 235/1001944-05-03 (63844 Fermo-)Grottazzolina, Italy (vicinity) [3 perpetrators: 3 yrs, 3 yrs, 1 yr] -.- Buried Ancona War Cemetery Plot 2 Row G Grave 16
7 WarnerReginaldL/Cpl6091524BritArmyOUT Member of British Army, killed outside Germany 1/6th Bn. The Queen's Royal Regt. (West Surrey) BritainWO 235/1001944-05-03 (63844 Fermo-)Grottazzolina, Italy (vicinity) [3 perpetrators: 3 yrs, 3 yrs, 1 yr] -.- Buried Ancona War Cemetery, Plot 2 Row K Grave 7
8 TindleWilliamWarrant Officer Class II802071BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 67 Medium Regt., Royal Artillery Britain WO 235/105 Betw. 1944-03-05 and 1944-03-07 63100 Ascoli Piceno, Italy [3 accused, 2 sentenced to Life -> 12 years] -.- Buried Ancona War Cemetery, Plot 2 Row C Grave 10
9 TofiLambrisPte2134BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany Cyprus RegimentBritain WO 235/111 1943-07-16Orio al Serio, Italy [perpetrator sentenced to death by shooting, commuted to 7 years] -.- Buried Milan War Cemetery, Plot 6 Row B Grave 12
10 ChapmanPeterRfn6846387BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 1st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps Britain WO 235/88 1945-01-06(37040 Verona-)Caselle [3 perpetrators sentenced to 10 years each] -.- Buried Padua War Cemetery, Plot 4 Row B Grave 2
11 KeelingWilliam FlemingPte3318291BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 7th Bn., Argyll and Sutherland HighlandersBritain WO 235/243 1944-02-02St. Marein im Mürztal, Austria[accused found not guilty] -.- Buried Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Plot 5 Row B Grave 2
12 Lyon-WilliamsCliveLt.135067BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 5th Royal Tank Regt. Britain WO 235/242 1943-11-12Grezzana, Verona, Italy[2 accused found not guilty] -.- Buried Padua War Cemetery, Plot 4 Row D Grave 15
13 GroganPatrickSapper1877087BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 196 Field Coy., Royal Engineers Britain WO 235/96 1942-07-16Camp PG 75 Bari, Italy[accused was found not guilty] -.- Buried Bari War Cemetery, Plot 2 Row E Grave 32
14 YoungAndrew ThompsonPte3314132BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 5th Bn., Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Britain WO 235/90 1944-03-10(38259 Salzgitter-)Ohlendorf[accused were found not guilty] -.- Buried Hanover War Cemetery, Plot 15 Row D Grave 1
15 TroyJohn DermotCpl32706BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 25th Bn., New Zealand Infantry Britain WO 235/116 1942-05-14Weinburg, Austria[5 years imprisonment]-.- Buried Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Plot 6 Row C Grave 17
16 RuddRiley FurnessSerjeant1434300BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 37 Bty., 13 Lt. A.A. Regt., R.A. Britain WO 235/139 1942-07-20Camp PG 59 Serviliano[Camp commander accused; found not guilty] -.- Buried Ancona War Cemetery, Plot 2 Row C Grave 2
17 CampbellDavidLt.141131BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany RASC Britain WO 235/202 1944-05-04Norcia, Italy[8 years imprisonment] -.- Buried Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Plot 12 Row G Grave 12
18 EatwellNigel J FPte36838BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 2nd Bn., Transvaal Scottish, S.A. Forces Britain WO 235/202 1944-05-04Norcia, Italy [8 years imprisonment] -.- Buried Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Plot 12 Row G Grave 13
19 CornishSidney WilliamGnr1022861BritArmyOUTMember of the British Army, killed outside Germany 72 Field Regt., R.A. BritainWO 235/192 1944-11-06Borgo, Italy[accused was found not guilty] -.-Commemorated Cassino Memorial, Panel 2. Prosecution alleged the crime had been committed on or about 1944-12-20.
20 JakewayWilliam ErnestPte5248276BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany Worcestershire Regt. Britain WO 235/192 1944-11-06Borgo, Italy [accused was found not guilty] -.- Commemorated Cassino Memorial, Panel 6. Prosecution alleged the crime had been committed on or about 1944-12-20.
21 BowersE VPte14809BritArmyOUTMember of the British Army, killed outside Germany Umvoti Mounted Rifles, S.A. Forces BritainWO 235/184 1944-02-21Fermo, Italy [3 accused; all not guilty] -.- Buried Ancona War Cemetery, 2. F. 13
22 McLennanRonald JohnPte5156BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 19 Bn., New Zealand Infantry Britain WO 235/251 1942-03-27Pernegg, Austria[12 yrs. imp.] -.- Buried Klagenfurt War Cemetery, 5. B. 4
23 PhiniGeorgePteN7146BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces Britain WO 235/199 1943-08-09Brindisi, Italy [accused was found not guilty] -.- Buried Bari War Cemetery, 4. B. 3
24 ParkinsonJ. L.L/Bbdr143218BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 2nd Anti-Tank Regt., S.A. Artillery Britain WO 235/239 1944-05-14Rocco San Stefano, Italy [accused was found not guilty] -.- Buried Cassino War Cemetery, 2. B. 13
25 LittlejohnRoss RugerMAJ197229BritArmyOUT Member of British Army, killed outside Germany 2nd S.A.S.United States N/A 1945-03-19Bolzano, Italy August Schiffer, Heinz Andergassen, Albert Storz 1946-07-26 Buried Padua War Cemetery, III. F. 7
26 CrowleyJoseph DavidCpl.3710217BritArmyOUT Member of British Army, killed outside Germany 2nd S.A.S.United States N/A 1945-03-19Bolzano, Italy August Schiffer, Heinz Andergassen, Albert Storz 1946-07-26 Buried Padua War Cemetery, III. F. 5
27 StephensTomos ManselLT95606BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany 1st S.A.S. Regt.BritainWO 235/560f.1944-07-03F 86410 Verrières (vicinity)[unknown SS officer]-.- Sentenced to death and hanged in this trial: Hans Josef Kieffer, Richard Schnur, Karl Haug. Actual killer of Stephens not identified.
28 EveryThomas VictorRifleman6896275BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany Queen Victoria's RiflesBritainWO 235/2911944-08-22 Blechhammer now Blachownia Śląska, Poland [imprisonment]-.-
29 FoldsDonald Francis FosterCraftsman7601577BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany R.E.M.E.BritainWO 235/2911944-08-22 Blechhammer now Blachownia Śląska, Poland [imprisonment]-.-
30 SmithAlexander EwanFusilier3128052BritArmyOUT Member of the British Army, killed outside Germany Royal Scots FusiliersBritainWO 235/2911944-08-22 Blechhammer now Blachownia Śląska, Poland [imprisonment]-.-

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