Siegfried Westphal

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Siegfried Westphal
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B20800, Nordafrika, Rommel und Westphal schieben Auto.jpg
Westphal (background) in a propaganda photo with Erwin Rommel, North Africa 1941
Born 18 March 1902
Died 2 July 1982(1982-07-02) (aged 80)
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank General of the Cavalry
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Siegfried Westphal (18 March 1902 – 2 July 1982) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He served as operations officer under Rommel and chief of staff under Kesselring and Rundstedt. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Westphal surrendered to the American troops in May 1945 and acted as a witness at the Nuremberg Trials. He was released in 1947. He wrote a book The German Army in the West which was published in 1952.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 360.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
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