Hess joined the Kriegsmarine at the age of 16 in April 1940 as a volunteer. He spent 2 years on various minesweepers before transferring to the U-boat force in April 1942. He made 5 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 5 patrols in the Arctic Sea. The boat surrendered on 8 May 1945 in Trondheim. Hess then spent a year in Norwegian captivity. U-995 was stricken at Trondheim, Norway on 8 May 1945. Surrendered to Britain and then transferred to Norway in October 1948, it became the Norwegian submarine Kaura on 6 December 1952. In 1965 retired from service returned to Germany where she became a museum ship in October 1971.
Oberleutnant zur See Dr Hans Georg Hess
Knight?s Cross of the Iron Cross
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving U-boat service details.