(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

Generalmajor Hanns-Horst von Necker
Born: 28 Aug 1903 in Rudolstadt
Died: 27 Feb 1979 in Bad Münstereifel-Houverath
Promotions:
Fähnrich (01 Oct 1925); Leutnant (01 Dec 1926); Oberleutnant (01 Jul 1929); Rittmeister (01 Jan 1935); Major (01 Jan 1940); Oberstleutnant (01 Mar 1942); Oberst (01 Jan 1943); Generalmajor (01 Jan 1945)
Career:
Entered the Army as an Fahnenjunker and Squadron-Officer in the 16th Mounted-Regiment (01 Apr 1923-30 Sep 1934)
Detached to the War Academy (01 Oct 1934-30 Jun 1936)
Detached to the Staff of the 3rd Panzer-Division (01 Jul 1936-31 Dec 1936)
Chief Of Operations (Ia) in the Staff of the 3rd Panzer-Division (01 Jan 1937-31 Mar 1938)
Chief Supply Officer (Ib) in the Staff of the 4th Light Division (01 Apr 1938-14 Dec 1939)
Chief Of Operations (Ia) in the Staff of the 9th Panzer-Division (15 Dec 1939-13 Dec 1942)
Wounded, in Hospital and Führer-Reserve OKH (13 Dec 1942-28 Feb 1943)
Training-Officer with the Group New-Formation Division ‘Hermann Göring’ in Mont-de-Marsan (01 Mar 1943-30 Apr 1943)
Chief Of Operations (Ia) in the General-Staff of the 16th Army (01 May 1943-05 Dec 1943)
Führer-Reserve OKH (05 Dec 1943-06 Mar 1944)
Transferred to Luftwaffe Service as Commander of the 2nd Parachute-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment ‘Hermann Göring’ (07 Mar 1944-23 Sep 1944)
Commander of the Parachute-Panzer-Division 1 ‘Hermann Göring’ (24 Sep 1944-05 Feb 1945)
Führer-Reserve (05 Feb 1945-13 Apr 1945)
Transferred to Army Service and Battle-Commandant of Swinemünde and of the Island of Usedom (14 Apr 1945-08 May 1945)
In British Captivity (08 May 1945-07 Jun 1947)
Released (07 Jun 1947)

Decorations & Awards:
- Ritterkreuz: am 24.06.1944 als Oberst und Kommandeur des Fallschirm-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 2 “Hermann Göring”
- Deutsches Kreuz in Gold: am 24.11.1942 als Oberstleutnant i.G. und I aim Generalstab der 9. Panzer-Division
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis III. Klasse
- 1939 EK II
- 1939 EK I
- Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe


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