David Westheimer (April 11, 1917 in Houston, Texas – November 8, 2005) was an American novelist best known for writing the 1964 novel Von Ryan's Express which was adapted as a 1965 movie starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard.
David Westheimer's ashes are scattered in the rose garden at Westwood Village Cemetery.
Summer on the Water, Macmillan, 1948
The Magic Fallacy, Macmillan, 1950.
Watching Out for Dulie, Dodd, 1960.
Von Ryan's Express, Doubleday, 1964.
My Sweet Charlie, Doubleday, 1965. (Adapted into a 1970 television movie.)
Song of the Young Sentry, Little, Brown, 1968.
Lighter than a Feather, Little, Brown, 1971.
Over the Edge, Little, Brown, 1972.
Going Public, Mason and Lipscomb, 1973.
The Olmec Head, Little, Brown, 1974.
The Avila Gold, Putnam, 1974.
Rider on the Wind, London: Michael Joseph, 1979.
Von Ryan's Return, Coward, 1980.
Delay en Route, 2004.
Sitting it Out: A World War II POW Memoir, Rice University Press, 1992.