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Leppla, Richard

Date of birth:
June 9th, 1914 (Matzenbach/Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
August 4th, 1988 (Matzenbach/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Richard Leppla finally reached the rank of Major. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr. Her he finally reached the rank of Oberst.

Flew a total of over 500 sorties during WWII, in which he achieved a total of 68 aerial victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1941
Awarded after 27 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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