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The body of a U.S. pilot who was shot by German police, along with two other American airmen, in the town of Lochtum.

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    The body of a U.S. pilot who was shot by German police, along with two other American airmen, in the town of Lochtum.
    The body of a U.S. pilot who was shot by German police, along with two other American airmen, in the town of Lochtum.  

After their crash landing, all three pilots were captured by local police and marched through Lochtum, where they were stoned by the inhabitants.  The pilots were then executed and their bodies buried in anonymous graves without dog tags or other identification.

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    The body of a U.S. pilot who was shot by German police, along with two other American airmen, in the town of Lochtum.

    After their crash landing, all three pilots were captured by local police and marched through Lochtum, where they were stoned by the inhabitants. The pilots were then executed and their bodies buried in anonymous graves without dog tags or other identification.
    Date
    1945 May 12
    Locale
    Vienenburg-Lochtum, [Prussian Hanover; Lower Saxony] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

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    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 111-SC-206133 (Album 3209)

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    2007-03-27 00:00:00
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