Hellmut von Leipzig

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Hellmut von Leipzig
Born (1921-07-18) 18 July 1921 (age 93)
Keetmanshoop, South-West Africa
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Leutnant der Reserve
Unit Afrika Korps
Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Brandenburg"

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hellmut von Leipzig (born 18 July 1921) was a highly decorated Leutnant der Reserve of the Brandenburgers in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He is also known as Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel's driver. He currently lives in Namibia.

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  • - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9

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