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  1. Most executions were carried out by firing squads after the sentences were given by illegal or semi-legal courts martial. Only some 250 persons were sentenced to death in courts acting on legal authority. During World War II some 500 persons were executed, half of them condemned spies.
    Einsatzgruppen [a] (German: [ˈaɪnzatsˌɡʁʊpm̩], lit. 'deployment groups'; also ' task forces ') were Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany that were responsible for mass murder, primarily by shooting, during World War II (1939–1945) in German-occupied Europe.
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    When was firing squad used in the United States?
    Firing squad usage in the United States. During the American War of Independence, General George Washington approved a sentence of death by firing squad, but the prisoner was later pardoned.
    How many soldiers were executed in WW2?
    During World War II, in all theaters of the war, the United States military executed 102 of its own soldiers for rape or unprovoked murder of civilians, but only Slovik was executed for the military offense of desertion.
    What are the rosters of World War II dead?
    The U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939–1945 (payment required) contains the names of many American servicemen executed by military authority overseas. These people are generally identified in the Rosters as GP (or General Prisoners) and were interred under the category of Administrative Decision.…
    How many executions have been done by a firing squad in Utah?
    Since 1960 there have been four executions by firing squad, all in Utah: The 1960 execution of James W. Rodgers, Gary Gilmore 's execution in 1977, and John Albert Taylor in 1996, who chose a firing squad for his execution, according to The New York Times, "to make a statement that Utah was sanctioning murder".
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    Edward Donald Slovik (February 18, 1920 – January 31, 1945) was a United States Army soldier during World War II and the only American soldier to be court-martialled and executed for desertion since the American Civil War. Although over 21,000 American soldiers were given varying sentences for … See more

    Slovik was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1920 to a Catholic, Polish-American family, the son of Anna Lutsky and Josef Slowikowski. As a minor, he was a troublemaker and had… See more

    Slovik was buried in Plot E of Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in Fère-en-Tardenois, alongside 95 American soldiers executed … See more

    In militaries around the world, courts-martial have imposed death sentences for offenses such as cowardice, desertion, insubordination, … See more

    History of the Polish Americans in Metro Detroit
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    In April 1942, Slovik was paroled once more. He then obtained a job at Montella Plumbing and Heating in Dearborn, Michigan. While… See more

    The execution by firing squad was carried out at 10:04 a.m. on January 31, 1945, near the village of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. The defiant Slovik said to the soldiers whose duty it was … See more

    In 1954, William Bradford Huie published a non-fiction account of the case titled The Execution of Private Slovik.
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    • WebJan 31, 2009 · On January 31, 1945, Private Edward Donald “Eddie” Slovik became a curious outlier of World War II: he was executed by firing squad by the U.S. Army for desertion. He is the only person to have been so …