Werner Karl von Haeften (9 October 1908 – 21 July 1944) was an Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht, who took part in the military-based conspiracy against Adolf Hitler known as the 20Julyplot.. He was the staff officer of Claus von Stuffen burg who actually planted the briefcase bomb under the conference table of Hitler. He is considered a hero of the German anti-Nazi resistance. After the failure of the plot, he was arrested and executed by firing squad that was hurriedly assembled.He ran across the volley of shots when Stauffenburg was being executed and took bullets on him. His brother was executed later in a prison.