851.00/7–3145: Telegram

The United States Political Adviser on Austrian Affairs, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (Erhardt), to the Secretary of State

132. Re my 129, July 31, 3 p.m. Army authorities will deliver Pierre Laval to French Commander at Innsbruck at 2000 hours tonight. Laval had intended to land in Salzburg. Mrs. Laval is accompanying her husband. German pilot and co-pilot former members of Luftwaffe, the only other occupants of plane are being detained. [Page 720] Among Laval’s possessions was 10,000 American dollars in cash in 500 notes.

Repeated Paris as 17.


[On October 9, 1945, Laval was sentenced to death for plotting against the State and collaborating with the enemy. He was executed October 16, 1945.]