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HESS Hans-Georg

Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
Hess, Hans-Georg
* 06.05.1923 Berlin

Awarded Knights Cross: 11.02.1945
as: Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve Kommandant U-995

Hans-Georg Hess
Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 40)

Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 1,560 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 633 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 105 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT


Born 6 May 1923 Berlin
Died 29 Mar 2008 (84) Wunstorf-Idensen, Germany
U-boat Commands
U-boat From U-995 10 Oct 1944 to 8 May 1945 5 patrols (113 days)

Patrol info for Hans-Georg Hess

U-boat Departure Arrival
1. U-995 14 Oct 1944 Skjomenfjord 11 Nov 1944 Narvik Patrol 1, 29 days
2. U-995 30 Nov 1944 Narvik 9 Dec 1944 Bogenbucht Patrol 2, 10 days
3. U-995 11 Dec 1944 Bogenbucht 7 Jan 1945 Narvik Patrol 3, 28 days
4. U-995 2 Feb 1945 Narvik 6 Mar 1945 Narvik Patrol 4, 33 days
5. U-995 13 Mar 1945 Narvik 25 Mar 1945 Harstad Patrol 5, 13 days
6. U-995 26 Mar 1945 Harstad 28 Mar 1945 Trondheim 3 days
5 patrols, 113 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Georg Hess
Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 Dec 1944 U-995 Hans-Georg Hess Proletarij 1,123 sj PK-20
21 Dec 1944 U-995 Hans-Georg Hess Reshitel’nyj 20 sj
26 Dec 1944 U-995 Hans-Georg Hess RT-52 Som 417 sj
29 Dec 1944 U-995 Hans-Georg Hess T-883 (No 37) 633 sj KB-37

2 Mar 1945 U-995 Hans-Georg Hess BO-224 105 sj
20 Mar 1945 U-995 Hans-Georg Hess Horace Bushnell (t.) 7,176 am JW-65
9,474
6 ships sunk (9,474 tons).


Hans Georg Hess joined the Kriegsmarine at the age of 16 in April 1940 as a volunteer. He spent two years on various minesweepers before transferring to the U-boat force in April 1942.

He made five patrols on U-466, mostly in the North Atlantic. During her fifth patrol the boat managed to break through into the Mediterranean.

In September 1944 Hess took over U-995 and made five patrols in the Arctic Sea. The boat surrendered on 8 May 1945 in Trondheim. Hans Georg Hess then spent a year in Norwegian captivity.

Later he became a lawyer in Hannover. He passed away on 29 March 2008 at his home in Wunstorf-Idensen, Germany and he is buried at the village cemetery.

Information from uboat.net
Signed post war photo measuring 3 ˝” x 5”
signed front and back

Price: $30

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