Siegfried Westphal

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Siegfried Westphal
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B20800, Nordafrika, Rommel und Westphal schieben Auto.jpg
Westphal (background) aiding Erwin Rommel (foreground) in moving a Wehrmacht staff car in North Africa (1941)
Born 18 March 1902
Leipzig
Died 2 July 1982(1982-07-02) (aged 80)
Celle
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–1945
Rank General der Kavallerie
Unit Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Author

Siegfried Westphal (18 March 1902 – 2 July 1982) was a highly decorated General der Kavallerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Westphal was captured by American troops in May 1945 and acted as a witness at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial. He was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 360.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Formed from Oberbefehlshabers Süd
Chief of the General Staff of Heeresgruppe C
26 November 1943 – 9 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Hans Röttiger
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Günther Blumentritt
Chief of the General Staff of Oberbefehlshaber West
10 September 1944 – 22 April 1945
Succeeded by
None