Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

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

Photograph | Photograph Number: 08199

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
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2007-03-27 00:00:00
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1085062