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Jens Matzen

Ingwer (Jens) Matzen
Born (1914-10-22)22 October 1914
Morsum, district of Niebüll
Died 29 February 1980(1980-02-29) (aged 65)
Flensburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1935–1945
1955–1972
Rank Korvettenkapitän (Wehrmacht)
Kapitän zur See (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 6. Schnellbootflottille
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ingwer (Jens) Matzen (22 October 1914 in Morsum, district of Niebüll – 29 February 1980 in Flensburg) was a German Schnellboot commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

In 1955 he joined the post-war German Navy where he held the positions of the first Commander 1. Fast Patrol Boat Squadron (1956 - 1958) and Commander Fast Patrol Boat Command (1964 - 1968). Thus he contributed to rebuilding the German Schnellboot force. Finally, he served as Inspizient der Marinewaffen (Inspector of naval armaments) in the Marineamt. He retired as a captain.

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Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Huß, Jürgen & Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939-1945 (in German). VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-79-X.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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  • Ritterkreuzträger Jens Matzen


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