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Westphal (background) in a propaganda photo with Erwin Rommel, North Africa 1941
|Born||18 March 1902|
|Died||2 July 1982(aged 80)|
|Allegiance|| Weimar Republic
|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
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 November 1942 as Oberst i.G. and Chef des Generalstabes of Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee 
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 360.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . 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.
Formed from Oberbefehlshabers Süd
|Chief of the General Staff of Heeresgruppe C
26 November 1943 – 9 September 1944
General der Panzertruppe Hans Röttiger
General der Infanterie Günther Blumentritt
|Chief of the General Staff of Oberbefehlshaber West
10 September 1944 – 22 April 1945