Ernst Buffa

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Ernst Joachim Valentin Gustav Buffa
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Born 14 February 1893
Died 19 September 1971(1971-09-19) (aged 78)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Prussian Army
Reichsheer
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1912–45
Rank Generalleutnant
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.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 127.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
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