Lassen was 1st Watch Officer on the very successful U-29 under Kptlt Otto Schuhart. They sank 12 ships for a total of 80,688 tons as well as the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. From January to September 1941, Georg Lassen was the commander of U-29, which at this time was a training boat in the 24th U-boat flotilla. On 16 October 1941 he commissioned the Type IXC U-boat U-160, and on his first patrol as commander in March/April 1942 he sank or damaged six ships for a total of 43,560 tons. During his last patrol in South African waters, he sank or damaged six ships in less than 5 hours for a total of 41,076 tons on the 3/4 March 1943. Three days later he received the Oak Leaves cluster to the Knights Cross. He then became a tactics instructor and the chief of the "Offiziers-kompanie" in the 1st ULD (U-Boot-Lehrdivision).
Kapitanleutnant Georg Lassen
Knight?s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving U-boat service details.