MAJOR CASHIERED, IMPRISONED FOR FLOGGING MILITARY PRISONERS

From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

ATLANTA, Ga., July 10–Maj. Louis Lefkoff, of Atlanta, has been sentenced to a year at hard labor after being convicted by a courts-martial of ordering the flogging of nine military prisoners at Camp Van Dorn, Miss., with a rubber hose weighted with 45-caliber bullets. The court also ordered Lefkoff dismissed from service.

WWII MP military police prisoners

A US Army Military Policeman with MP marked helmet and armband.

For Further Reading Check Out:

Witness to Nuremberg: The Many Lives of the Man who Translated at the Nazi War Trials


The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: The Pursuit of Justice in the Wake of World War II (Harvard East Asian Monographs)


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