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Vitz Archive: Allied Victims of Axis Murders


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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 outside 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 Dil Bahadur LimbuRifleman7429BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany2nd Bn. 7th GurkhasBritainWO 235/4711944-09-1364283 DarmstadtOtto Mohr1948-06-09 War Crime investigation file naming "Dilbahadur Limbu" as victim at WO 309/1252. Buried Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave plot 13 row F graves 1-11.
2 MouzerGeorge WilliamSapper1875820BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 26 Field Coy R.EBritain WO 235/141 1945-04-1195444 Bayreuth[2 yrs imprisonment]-.- Buried Durnbach War Cemetery 3. B. 16
3 CruickshankJohnPte2876794BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 5th Bn. Gordon HighlandersBritainWO 235/131944-07-27Ostheim[withheld; found not guilty]-.- Location "Ostheim" not yet identified. Burial Durnbach War Cemetery 3.D.15
4 RadwellArthur LeonardPte5349139BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 10th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt.BritainWO 235/131944-07-27Ostheim[withheld; found not guilty]-.- Location "Ostheim" not yet identified. Burial Durnbach War Cemetery 3.D.16
5 HollingsworthThomasSgt14276776BritArmyGER Member of British Army Air Corps, killed in Germany G Sqd, No 1 Wing, Glider Pilot Regt. BritainWO 235/231 (charge 2)1944-10-0629683 Fallingbostel[2 accused, both acquitted]-.- Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, 4.E.13. Narrative see Glider Pilot database on this site.
6 AbearJohn FrancisPrivate6206221BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 1 Bn Kensington Rgt.BritainWO 235/2041944-07-2136404 VachaGeorg Stutz or Stütz1947-01-06 Abear died in a subcamp of Stalag 9C after having been a POW for four years. Details being researched.
7 CookeArthur WilliamFusilier4267471BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 7th Bn. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Britain WO 235/141 1945-04-1195444 Bayreuth[2 yrs imprisonment]-.- Commemorated Dunkirk Memorial column 40
8 CollieWilliamPrivate2876639BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany Gordon HighlandersNoneN/A1944-11-2936404 Vachaunknown-.- Collie is named as being murdered while POW in Kew file TS 26/560. Research ongoing.
9 DawsonAlexanderSapper4275247BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 1 Tunnelling Cy. R.E.NoneN/A1944-11-3036404 Vachaunknown-.- Dawson is named as being murdered while POW in Kew file TS 26/560. Research ongoing.
10 AsheChristopherGnr847426BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 2nd SAS Regt.BritainWO 235/1851944-11-2576571 GaggenauHeinrich Neuschwanger1946-09-26 One of 14 victims on that day: 6 UK, 4 US, 4 French
11 DillDavid GordonLT265704BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 2nd SAS Regt.BritainWO 235/1851944-11-2576571 GaggenauHeinrich Neuschwanger1946-09-26 One of 14 victims on that day: 6 UK, 4 US, 4 French
12 GriffinMaurice ArthurPvt873123BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 2nd SAS Regt.BritainWO 235/1851944-11-2576571 GaggenauHeinrich Neuschwanger1946-09-26 One of 14 victims on that day: 6 UK, 4 US, 4 French
13 ReynoldsDenis BinghamMAJ130586BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 2nd SAS Regt.BritainWO 235/1851944-11-2576571 GaggenauHeinrich Neuschwanger1946-09-26 One of 14 victims on that day: 6 UK, 4 US, 4 French
14 Whately-SmithAnthony R.MAJ113612BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 2nd SAS Regt.BritainWO 235/1851944-11-2576571 GaggenauHeinrich Neuschwanger1946-09-26 One of 14 victims on that day: 6 UK, 4 US, 4 French
15 Jhutar MalSubedar46237/I.OBritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 3rd Bn., 9th Jat Regt., Indian Army Britain WO 235/221 1944-08-30Braunschweig, Germany [accused was found not guilty on the charge of killing this PoW, received 3 years imp. on another charge] -.- Buried Hanover War Cemetery, 9. A. 4
16 DuncanAlfred HarpurLt.66545BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 2nd Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Britain WO 235/238 and WO 235/118 1944-02-25Oflag VIIB Eichstätt, Germany [accused was found not guilty in WO 235/238][Death sentence, commuted to 10 yrs imp. in WO 235/118] -.- Buried Dürnbach War Cemetery, 3. E. 22
17 PooleFrederick JohnLt.229263BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany 55th Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. BritainWO 235/238 and WO 235/118 1944-02-25Oflag VIIB Eichstätt, Germany [accused was found not guilty in WO 235/238][Death sentence, commuted to 10 yrs imp. in WO 235/118] -.- Buried Dürnbach War Cemetery, 3. E. 23
18 BonsallHoracePte4746154BritArmyGERMember of the British Army, killed in Germany 2nd Bn., York and Lancashire Regt.Britain WO 235/280 1942-11-19Krappitz, Upper Silesia (today Krapkowice, Poland)[20 yrs. imp.] -.- Buried Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, 4. A. 11
19 FerrierJohnPte3059491BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany Royal Scots Britain WO 235/280 1942-11-19 Krappitz, Upper Silesia (today Krapkowice, Poland) [20 yrs. imp.] -.- Buried Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, 2A. D. 14
20 LanoueOctavePteC/32355BritArmyGERMember of the British Army, killed in Germany Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. BritainWO 235/278 1945-04-30(26215 Wiefelstede-)Gristede[accused was found not guilty] -.-Buried Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands, 8. A. 15
21 Jones M.i.D.Artis WalterPrivateWX331BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany Australian Infantry 2/11 Bn.Nonenot tried1945-04-04 At or near (99098 Erfurt-)Büßleben [suspected: SS troops from Conc. Camp Buchenwald] -.- Brit. Nat. Archive holds 3 investigation files: WO 309/607, WO 311/1036, and WO 311/683
22 AllchurchEdward ArchibaldL/Cpl15307BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany New Zealand InfantryNonenot tried1945-04-04At or near (99098 Erfurt-)Büßleben [suspected: SS troops from Conc. Camp Buchenwald] -.-Brit. Nat. Archive holds 3 investigation files: WO 309/607, WO 311/1036, and WO 311/683
23 BeckCecil AlbertL/Cpl225031BritArmyGER Member of the British Army, killed in Germany South African Corps of SignalsNonenot tried1945-04-04 At or near (99098 Erfurt-)Büßleben [suspected: SS troops from Conc. Camp Buchenwald] -.- Brit. Nat. Archive holds 3 investigation files: WO 309/607, WO 311/1036, and WO 311/683

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