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Ernst Jansa

Ernst Jansa
Birth name Ernst Jansa
Born (1899-10-18)18 October 1899
Prague, Bohemia
Died 25 September 1974(1974-09-25) (aged 74)
Puchheim near Munich
Years of service 1917–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Flak-Sturm-Regiment 12
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ernst Jansa (18 October 1899 – 25 September 1974) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.


  • Awards and decorations 1
    • Wehrmachtbericht reference 1.1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
    • Citations 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
19 October 1944 (addendum) In den Kämpfen im südungarischen Raum zeichnete sich das Flakregiment 12 unter Führung von Oberstleutnant Jansa aus.[6] In the fighting in southern Hungarian area, the Flak-Regiment 12 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Jansa distinguished itself.


  1. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Flak-Regiment (motorized) 12.[3]



  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 324.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 208.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 418.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 96.
  6. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 298.


  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985.  

External links

  • "Ernst Jansa". World War 2 (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  • "Ernst Jansa". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  • "Berufliches—Ernst Jansa". Der Spiegel (in German) 30. 1962. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
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