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Uniformed military police escort Erich Gimpel, right foreground, and William C. Colepaugh, background, into court at Governors Island, N.Y. March 3,1945, for another trial session. Both were subsequently convicted as Nazi spies and sentenced to die by hanging. (Associated Press / U.S. Army)
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Dear Ms. Almond,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Headquarters Files from Classification 65 (Espionage) Released Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts, 3/22/1935 - 1/20/1982 in the Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Record Group 65) that includes an item Laboratory Work Sheet in the file unit File 47826, Section EBF 397: German Police, 3/22/1935 - 1/20/1982, which mentions Gimpel and Colepaugh in FBI case file 65-25519.
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