Nazi War Crimes Trials: USA v. Pohl et. al - Order Constituting Tribunal II
(December 16, 1946)
OFFICE OF MILITARY GOVERNMENT FOR GERMANY (US)
16 December 1946
Pursuant to Military Government Ordinance No. 7
1. Effective as of 14 December 1946, pursuant to Military Government Ordinance No. 7, 24 October 1946, entitled "Organization and Powers of Certain Military Tribunals", there is hereby constituted, Military Tribunal II.
2. The following are designated as members of Military Tribunal II:ROBERT M. TOMS - Presiding Judge
FITZROI D. PHILLIPS (1) - Judge
MICHAEL A. MUSMANNO - Judge
JOHN J. SPEIGHT Alternate Judge
3. The Tribunal shall convene at Nurnberg, Germany, to hear such cases as may be filed by the Chief of Counsel for War Crimes or by his duly designated representative.
BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL CLAY:
C. K. Gailey
Brigadier General, GSC
Chief of Staff
Seal: Office of Military Government
for Germany (US)
G. H. Garde
Lieutenant Colonel, AGD
DISTRIBUTION: "B" plus
2- AG MRU USFET
Members of Military Tribunal II
ROBERT M. TOMS, Presiding.
Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Detroit, Michigan.
FITZROY D. PHILLIPS, Member
Judge of the Superior Court for the 13th Judicial District of the State of North Carolina.
MICHAEL A. MUSMANNO, Member.
United States Naval Reserve, on military leave from Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
JOHN J. SPEIGHT, Alternate.
Prominent member of the Bar of the State of Alabama.
Assistant Secretaries General
MAJOR MILLS C. HATFIELD -- From 8 April 1947 to 17 June 1947.
MR. J. C. KNAPP -- From 18 June 1947 to 3 November 1947
Prosecution Counsel (2)Chief of Counsel:
BRIGADIER GENERAL TELFORD TAYLOR
Chief, SS Division:
JAMES M. MCHANEY
JACK W. ROBBINS
WILLIAM I. HART
JAMES R. HIGGINS
JULIUS I. RUDOLPH, JR.
PETER W. WALTON
[Defendants; Defense Counsel; Associate Defense Counsel]
Defendant: POHL, OSWALD; Counsel: DR. ALFRED SEIDL; Associate Counsel: DR. GEORG GIERL
Defendant: FRANK, AUGUST; Counsel: DR. GERHARD RAUSCHENBACH; Associate Counsel: JOHANN SCHAETZLER
Defendant: LOERNER, GEORG; Counsel: DR. CARL HAENSEL; Associate Counsel: DR. HEINZ MUELLER-TORGOW.
Defendant: FANSLAU, HEINZ KARL; Counsel: DR. CURT-FERDINAND VON STAKELBERG.
Defendant: LOERNER, HANS; Counsel: DR. GERHARD RAUSCHENBACH (to 6/15/1948), DR. WILHELM SCHMIDT (from 15 June 1948); Associate Counsel: JOHANN SCHAETZLER.
Defendant: VOGT, JOSEF; Counsel: DR. WILHELM SCHMIDT.
Defendant: TSCHENTSCHER, ERWIN; Counsel: DR. HANS PRIBILLA; Associate Counsel: HELMUT EISENBLAETTER.
Defendant: SCHEIDE, RUDOLF; Counsel: DR. KARL HOFFMANN.
Defendant: KIEFER, MAX; Counsel: DR. ERICH MAYER; Associate Counsel: DR. FERDINAND LEIS.
Defendant: EIRENSCHMALZ, FRANZ; Counsel: DR. BOLKO VON STEIN (to 16 July 1948), DR. ROBERT SERVATIUS (from 16 July 1948); Associate Counsel: DR. OSKAB VON JAGWITZ.
Defendant: SOMMER, KARL; Counsel: DR. EDUARD BELZER (to 17 August 1948), DR. KARL HOFFMANN (from 17 August 1948); Associate Counsel: DR. JOSEPH MAYER.
Defendant: POOK, HERMANN; Counsel: DR. PAUL RATZ.
Defendant: BAIER, HANS; Counsel: DR. STEFAN FRITSCH (to 2 July 1948); Associate Counsel: DR. GEORG MENZEL; Counsel: DR. GEORG MENZEL (from 2 July 1948); Associate Counsel: DR. OSKAR VON JAGWITZ.
Defendant: HOHBERG, HANS; Counsel: DR. WILLI HEIM (to 29 June 1948), DR. ERNST SCHULTZ (from 29 June 1948); Associate Counsel: DR. WILHELM MAAS.
Defendant: VOLK, LEO; Counsel: DR. HANS GAWLIK (to 30 June 1948), DR. GERHARD KLINNERT (from 30 June 1948); Associate Counsel: DR. GERHARD KLINNERT (to 30 June 1948).
Defendant: MUMMENTHEY, KARL; Counsel: DR. GEORG FROESCHMANN; Associate Counsel: DR. KARL PRACHT.
Defendant: BOBERMIN, HANS; Counsel: DR. HANS GAWLIK; Associate Counsel: DR. GERHARD KLINNERT.
Defendant: KLEIN, HORST; Counsel: DR. FRIEDRICH BERGOLD; Associate Counsel: DR. OSKAR FICHT
(1) [General Order No. 5, OMGUS, 21 January 1947, corrected spelling to Fitzroy D. Phillips.]
(2)[Only those members of the prosecution who spoke before the Tribunal are listed. Daniel J. Schiller, Deputy Director of the SS Division, Office, Chief of Counsel for War Crimes, and Larry L. Wolff were also active in the preparation of the case for trial.]
Sources: The Avalon Project