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|Ernst Joachim Valentin Gustav Buffa|
|Born||14 February 1893|
|Died||19 September 1971(aged 78)|
|Allegiance|| German Empire |
|Years of service||1912–45|
|Commands held||12th Flak Division|
21st Flak Division
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Ernst Buffa (14 February 1893 – 19 September 1971) was a general in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II. Son of Franz Freiherr Buffa von Lilienberg und Castellalt, Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, he enlisted in the German army in 1912. He entered the Military Academy of Berlin in May 1916. During World War I he was sent to the Western Front. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In 1947, he moved to Argentina where he wrote about his experiences during the war. He died in 1971 in the village of Traben-Trarbach.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 5 September 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of 12. Flak-Division(mot.)
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 127.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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.
| Commander of Flak-Regiment 104 (mot)
1 November 1939 – 5 June 1940
Generalleutnant Gotthard Frantz
| Commander of 12. Flak-Division (mot)
21 December 1942 - 25 April 1944
Generalleutnant Werner Prellberg
Generalleutnant Kurt Steudemann
| Commander of 21. Flak-Division
6 June 1944 - 30 November 1944
Oberst Erich Gröpler