Hellmut von Leipzig
|Hellmut von Leipzig|
18 July 1921 |
Keetmanshoop, German South-West Africa
|Years of service||1939–45|
|Rank||Leutnant der Reserve|
|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.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 28 April 1945 as Leutnant der Reserve and platoon leader in the Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Brandenburg"
- - 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