Ernst Buffa

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Ernst Joachim Valentin Gustav Buffa
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Born 14 February 1893
Oppeln
Died 19 September 1971(1971-09-19) (aged 78)
Traben-Trarbach
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1919–1935)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1912–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Flak-Regiment 104 (mot)
12. Flak-Division
21. Flak-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst Joachim Valentin Gustav Buffa (14 February 1893 – 19 September 1971) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe 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. Ernst Buffa was taken prisoner by American troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 127.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Flak-Regiment 104 (mot)
1 November 1939 – 5 June 1940
Succeeded by
Hermann Lichtenberger
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gotthard Frantz
Commander of 12. Flak-Division (mot)
21 December 1942 - 25 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Prellberg
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Steudemann
Commander of 21. Flak-Division
6 June 1944 - 30 November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Erich Gröpler