- Rank: Major
- Position: Tank Commander
- Unit: I SS Panzer Corps
Major Hoess (Markus Napier) commanded a German unit that launched an attack on June 13th, 1944 that was designed to capture the French village of Ramelle from a mixed unit of American Rangers and paratroopers. Although the Germans were successful in driving the Allied troops across the bridge that spanned the Merderet River, Hoess' Tiger tank was destroyed by a P-51 that was part of an advancing force of American troops that turned the tide of the battle.
Although the German officer that commands Tiger tank 232 is not specifically named in the movie, he is the only high profile German officer in the film, so it is more than likely that the tank commander is Major Hoess.