Anton Dostler was a German general during World War II. In the first Allied war crimes trials after the war, Dostler was found guilty of war crimes and executed by firing squad. Wikipedia
Born: May 10, 1891, Munich, Germany
Died: December 1, 1945, Aversa, Italy
Battles and wars: World War II
Service/branch: German Army
Rank: General of the Infantry
Allegiance: Nazi Germany
For violation of Article 2 of the 1929 Geneva convention. He would order the torture and deaths of 15 captured American servicemen without trial, despite even some efforts of those under his command to delay the execution order.
Dostler of course tried the ‘just following orders’, they were sabouters and even tried to say it was a reprisal! But these of course was disregarded as none of these attempted justifications were correct or apart of military law and none remotely ethical.