Jansa, Ernst

    Date of birth:
    October 18th, 1899 (Prague/Bohemia, Austrian-Hungarian Empire)
    Date of death:
    September 25th, 1974 (Puchheim/Bavaria, Germany)
    Nationality:
    Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    1918: Fähnrich der Reserve;
    October 1st, 1918: Leutnant;
    1925: Oberleutnant;
    1925: Kapitän;
    1931: Stabskapitän;
    1939: Hauptmann;
    April 1st, 1941: Major;
    1944: Oberstleutnant;
    January 1st, 1945: Oberst.

    Career:
    March 1917: k.u.k. Feldartillerie-Regiment 19;
    ?: Artillerie-Offizier tschechoslowakischen Armee;
    May 1st, 1939: Luftwaffe;
    October 1940: Chef 1. / Flak-Abteilung 61;
    August 12th, 1941: Kommandeur II. / Flak-Regiment 24;
    May 1943: Kommandeur Flak-Erdkampfschule / I. Flak-Korps;
    October 25th, 1943: m.d.F.b. Flak-Regiment 12;
    February 24th, 1944 - February 12th, 1945: Kommandeur Flak-Regiment 12 (motorisiert);
    August 29th, 1944 - September 9th, 1944: m.d.F.b. 15. Flak-Division;
    February 12th, 1945: Soviet POW.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    April 9th, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 14th, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major (Squadron Leader)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, lI. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 24, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    February 25th, 1942
    Details:
    Award 9/29.
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 19th, 1944
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, Stab, Flak-Regiment 12, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    October 31st, 1944
    Action:
    Jansa distinguished himself during the defense of the Sereth sector along the line Galatz-Foscani. With his AA guns he also was successful in setting up blocking lines at Ramnicul and later at Buzau. These permitted the escape of jammed Axis vehicle columns through the Buzau pass. He would further prove himself during actions at Klausenburg and Debrecen. For the sum of these achievements Jansa would be awarded the Knight’s Cross.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Group Captain)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, Stab, Flak-Regiment 12, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    February 1st, 1945
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Action:
    Awarded for distinguishing himself as the commander of all Luftwaffe units present in the siege of Budapest.
    Details:
    726th Award.
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    Silver version.
    (Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe

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