- Date of birth:
- June 9th, 1914 (Matzenbach/Palatinate, Germany)
- Date of death:
- August 4th, 1988 (Matzenbach/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
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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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 51
- Awarded on:
- July 27th, 1941
Awarded after 27 aerial victories.
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