Independent Sturmgeschütz Units of the Wehrmacht

Introduction by Jason Long

The assault gun (the best translation of Sturmgeschütz) units of the Wehrmacht were, contrary to popular opinion, manned by men of, and controlled by, the artillery branch, not the tank branch. This is not to say that StuGs weren't used by the panzerwaffe (tank force), as they were in Panzer-Sturmgeschütz units, usually assigned to the pnzergrenadier divisions, but that all of the actual Sturmgeschütz units were controlled by the artillery. This had a number of effects on their structure and employment.

Initially their batteries had only six vehicles, roughly comparable in manpower to an artillery battery. In comparison panzer companies had up to 22 tanks. By war's end the battery had increased in size to 14 StuGs and the panzer company had decreased to around the same number, depending on the unit.

Much like an artillery battalion, a Sturmgeschütz Abteilung (battalion) had 3 batteries. Late in the war a fourth (Begleit or escort) battery of infantry was added to some units. This was intended to consist of a company-sized element of panzergrenadiers (armored infantry) on halftracks, but shortages prevented the halftracks from being assigned and many units were lucky to get trucks. Some units had to ride on the StuGs themselves. There seems to be a rough correlation between the redesignation of some Sturmgeschütz units as Sturmartillerie (assault artillery) and the addition of a Begleit Batterie.

Parallel to this was the redesignation of most all the Abteilungen to Brigades in early 1944. This reflected the expansion of the Batterie to 10, and later 14 vehicles. Including headquarters vehicles, a late-war brigade would have either 31 or 45 StuGs. Unfortunately for later researchers there seems to be no way to tell the strength of any given brigade without extensive research in the surviving German records.

StuGs were initially fielded in independent batteries in 1940 though some were assigned directly to special units like the Großdeutchland Motorized Infantry Regiment. They were used in support of the infantry, but were often utilized in the anti-tank role which they were never designed for. This is demonstrated by their armament of a short, low-velocity 75mm L/24 gun that had little anti-tank capability over 500 meters unless one of the relatively uncommon hollow-charge rounds was available. The initial stages of the campaign in Russia demonstrated that the anti-tank role would be a vital necessity and a new, longer, medium velocity L/48 barrel was designed for the 75mm gun, but the StuGs equipped with the new gun didn't arrive until shortly before the '42 campaigning season began.

A larger HE shell was deemed to be useful and the 105mm leFH 18 howitzer was adapted for the assault gun role as the SturmHaubitze. Each ten gun batterie was intended to have three StuH vehicles as well as seven StuGs.

Abteilungen headquarters for the StuG batteries weren't formed until after the conquest of France, but they served strictly in an administrative role until the mid-war period. This was the same as the function of an artillery battalion headquarters, but in contrast the panzer abteilung headquarters was intended to fight, and not merely supply and coordinate the efforts of its subordinate companies. Gradually the artillery realized the wisdom of this and issued StuGs to its abteilung headquarters.

Sturmgeschütz abteilungen were intended to be committed as an entity in support of an infantry division and not parcelled out in penny-packets unless dictated by the terrain. Unfortunately, the infantry division commanders would often assign a batterie in support of each of his infantry regiments which caused no end of logistical head-aches for the batteries. However welcome the StuGs were by the line infantry, and make no mistakes, they were indeed welcome, this also tended to dilute the possible effects that the Sturmgeschütz abteilung could exert on the battlefield.

With their artillery heritage the Sturmgeschütz units placed a lot of emphasis on accurate gunnery. Hence the presence of an artillery-style periscopic sight capable of twice as much magnification as the sights mounted in the panzers. These, coupled with the extremely low silhouette of the StuG may even have been more effective in killing enemy tanks than the panzers themselves. The exact relative performance of each branch will never be known, but StuG units did rack up large numbers of destroyed enemy tanks.

Their proficieny in destroying tanks eventually led to their incorporation into the anti-tank battalion of the late-war divisions, both mechanized and infantry. At least in the infantry divisions the Sturmgeschütz unit of 14 vehicles was known as an abteilung, while that same sized unit in a Sturmgeschütz Brigade was called a batterie.

This OB has made no effort to track them unless they were formed by the dissolution of an existing independent Sturmgeschütz unit. The skeleton of the OB below was formed from Georg Tessin's magisterial work, but as it is based strictly on the German field post-office records it has been supplemented by Jim and myself using other sources. Sturmgeschütz vor!: Assault guns to the Front! by Kurowski is the most important other source and is considered to be the most authoritative since it is based on information provided by veterans.

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Listing compiled by Jim Broshot

Army Sturmgeschütz Units

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 90

Nov 42 formed from 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abt. 242 and sent to Africa
[Klages: equipped with six StuG III F/8, lost 2 StuGs during transit from Sicily to Tunis
Variously attached to 90th Light Afrika Division, Parachute Regiment Barenthin and Parachute Brigade Ramcke
May 43 destroyed in Tunisia.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 107

[Nafziger: XIII SS Corps, 1st Army, Army Group G, Italy, 3/45]
[No other evidence for the existence of this unit]

Sturmartillerie-Lehr-Brigade 111

Feb 1945 at Burg-bei-Magdeburg (WK XI) from Sturmartillerieschule Burg with 1.-3. and leFH-Batterie
[Kurowski2: October 1944 as Sturmgschütz-Lehr-Brigade II; alerted 22 Jan 1945]
[first CO listed in Thomas as of 16/25 Sep 1944]
[Kurowski/Tornau: also known as "Lehrabteilung II Burg" and "Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade II;" and formed beginning 22 Jan 1945 with:
Stab./ from personnel of Sturmgeschützschule Burg
1./ from 1./909
2./ from 2./191
3./ from personnel of Sturmgeschützschule Burg
4./ with "Feldkanonen," from March 1945]
8 Apr 45 33 StuG III, 9 StuH 42 and 5 Jgpz IV/70 (A) operational, 1 Jgpz IV/70 (A) in short-term repair
[Munoz: 9th Army, Berlin, April-May 1945]
E WK XI
[SF: Sep I 44, WK XI, add to Garrison; Feb I 45, release from garrison, withdraw to East Front]

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 177
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 177 (17 Feb 44)

11 Aug 4 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
6 Sep 41 ordered transferred to Russia
10 Sep 41 arrived in Smolensk and assigned to XII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
29 Sep, 24 Dec 41, 3 Feb 42 4th Army, Army Group Center
Mar 42 refitted at Mogilev with long-barrelled StuGs and then transferred to Belgorod
15, 28 Mar 42 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 168th Inf. Div., XXIX Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South]
Aug 42 transferred to the Stalingrad area
6 Nov 42 XIV Panzer Corps, 6th Army, Army Group B less one battery assigned to VIII Corps
[Joachim: mid-Nov 42 2 batteries report strength of 11 vehicles; no data on third batterie]
Jan 1943 destroyed at Stalingrad
16 Mar 43 reformed at Artillerie-Schule II (Jüterbog) with three batteries
[Thomas2/Kurowski2: by redesignation of StuG-Brig 911]1
Apr 43 transferred to the Orel area, Russia
Jul 43 XLI Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center (Orel) with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42
31 Jul 43 13 vehicles operational and 19 under repair
[Hinze2: Nov 43, Nevel, IX Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center]
[Hinze1: XXIII Corps, Second Army, Army Group Center 12 Jul 44]
29 Feb 44 attached to 3. Kavallerie-Brigade
9 Aug 44 reorganized as Panzerjäger-Abteilung 69, 3. Kavallerie-Brigade [SE: 1 x 4-8* Cav X 3]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK VIII, 1 May 42)
SE: Sep I 41, arrive; Aug I 44, withdraw

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 184
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 184 (7 Feb 41)
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 184 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 184 (10 Jun or [Thomas: 16 Oct] 44)

10 Aug 40 formed at Zinna near Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
end of Sep 40 transferred to France
Jan 41 transferred to Kolmar in the Warthegau
Feb? 41 transferred to Austria
Apr 41 participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia as part of Heeresgruppe Weichs
Apr-May 41 transferred to Austria and then to Lötzen, East Prussia and later to the Suwalki area of Poland
22 Jun 41 VIII Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
31 Jul, 4 Aug 41 9th Army, Army Group Center
10, 15, 22, 27, 29, 31 Aug 41 XXXX Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
2, 3, 6 Sep 41 XXXX Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
29 Sep 41 9th Army and 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
10 Oct 41 transferred to Jüterbog, less its 1. Batterie, for refitting
24 Dec 41 9th Army, Army Group Center less elements
3, 14 Jan 42 1. Batterie attached to Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 189; and replaced by Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 666
16 Jan 42 ordered to transfer to the Kholm area
22 Jan, 1, 11 Feb 42 XXXIX Corps (mot.), 16th Army, Army Group North with only Stab and 2 batteries
24 Feb 42 XXXIX Corps (mot.), 16th Army, Army Group North with 3 batteries plus another rebuilding (Auffrischung)
14 Mar, 4 Apr 42 XXXIX Corps (mot.), 16th Army, Army Group North less 3./ assigned to X Corps, 16th Army
15 Jun 42 XXXIX Corps (mot.), 16th Army, Army Group North less 1./ assigned to II Corps, 16th Army and 2./ assigned to X Corps, 16th Army
early summer 42 transferred to the Demyansk Pocket
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 30th Inf. Div., II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North]
3 Mar 43 evacuated with the rest of II Corps from the Demyansk Pocket, remained in the Kholm area until 30 Mar 43
Apr 43 ordered to Haanja, Estonia for refitting
25 Jun 43 transferred back to the front, assigned to II. Corps
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 16th Army, Army Group North with 9 short-barrel and 24 long-barrel StuG IIIs]
10 Nov 43 attached to 58th Infantry Division, L. Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
[Newton: Armeeabteilung Narwa, Army Group North, 10 Feb 44]
4 Mar 44 18th Army, Army Group North
2 Apr 44 XXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
2 May, 2 Jun, 2 Aug 44 18th Army, Army Group North
20 Nov 44 refitting near Burg
2 Dec 44 II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North, Kurland Pocket
17 Dec 44 arrived in Libau in the Kurland Pocket
early 45 transferred to Army Group Vistula without equipment
8 Apr 45 23 StuG III, 8 StuH 42 operational, 1 StuG III in long-term repair; assigned to 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Vistula
E VI./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (Jüterbog, WK III); 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII, from 1 Apr 41)
TFH: Aug II 40
BF: Apr I 41
SE: Jun II 41

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 185
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185 (7 Feb 41)
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 185 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 185 (10 Jul 44)

10 Aug 40 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
Nov 40 moved to Braunsberg and Heiligenbeil, East Prussia
22 Jun 41 I Corps, 18th Army, Army Group Center
19 Jul 41 XXVI Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
20 Aug 41 XXVI Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North less 1 battery attached to Kampfgruppe Friedrich
1 Oct 41 XXXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
21 Nov 41 I Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
8 Dec 41 I Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
2, 12 Jan 42 18th Army Reserve, Army Group North
26 Jan 42 18th Army Reserve, Army Group North less one battery assigned to XXVI Corps, 18th Army
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 18th Army, Army Group North]
19 Jul 42 Hoh.Arko 302, 18th Army, Army Group North (nicht einsatzbect(?)) less 1./ assigned to XXVIII Corps, 18th Army
Oct 42 3. Batterie re-equipped with StuH 42
[Kurowski: LIX Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center, Velikie Luki, Nov 42]
Feb?-May 43 refitted at Mogilev
Jul 43 XXIII Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center (Orel) with 27 StuG III and 5 StuH 42
31 Jul 43 16 vehicles operational and 8 under repair
Jun 44 XXXIX Panzer Corps, Fourth Army, Army Group Center
[Hinze1: Jul 44 Fourth Army, Army Group Center]
10 Aug 44 4th Army, Army Group Center; 17 StuG III and 5 StuH 42 combat-ready
2 Sep 44 Cavalry Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 XX Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
late 44-45 East Prussia
E VI./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (Jüterbog, WK III)
SE: Jun II 41; Dec I 44: upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 189
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 189 (10 Jun 44)
Heeres-Stu.Gesch.Brigade 189 (29 Jul 44)

9 Jul 41 formed in WK III with three batteries
5 Aug 41 moved to East Prussia and then to Russia where it was assigned to IX Corps, Ninth Army, Army Group Center
10, 15, 22, 27, 29, 31 Aug 41 XXXX Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
2 Sep 41 XXXX Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
29 Sep 41 9th Army and 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
24 Dec 41 9th Army, Army Group Center
3, 11 Jan 42 Stab and 2./ 9th Army, Army Group Center, less 3./ assigned to XXVII Corps, 9th Army and 1./ assigned to XXIII Corps, 9th Army
[Trang: 22 Jan 42, XXIII Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center, Olenino]
9 Feb 42 9th Army, Army Group Center less 2./ assigned to VI Corps, 9th Army
8 Mar 42 9th Army, Army Group Center less 2./ assigned to VI Corps, 9th Army and 1./ assigned to XXIII Corps, 9th Army
7 Apr 42 XXXXVI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
10 May 42 9th Army, Army Group Center
[Haupt: VI Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center, Rzhev, 26 Aug 42]
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 9th Army, Army Group Center]
8 Aug 42 VI Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
24 Aug 42 2./ attached to 6th Inf.Div., VI Corps, Ninth Army, Army Group Center
19 Oct 42 XXVIII Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
29 Dec 42 assigned to 78th Sturm-Division
29 Jul 44 detached from 78th Sturm-Division and ordered to refit in the Magdeburg area
8 Aug 44 diverted to Mielau instead less 3. Batteriere and organized as Panzerjäger-Abteilung 70, 4. Kavallerie-Brigade; 3./ continued to Magdeburg and was later renamed 3./Heeres-Stu.Gesch.Brig. 244
29 Aug 44 refit, less 3./ ordered to continue until 29 Sep 44
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK VIII, from 1943)
SE: Jul I 41; withdraw Aug I 44

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 190
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 190 (7 Feb 41)
leichte Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 190 (1 Apr 43)
leichte-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 190 (14 Jan 44)

1 Oct 40 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
15 Nov 40 declared ready for combat
26 Nov 40 tansferred to Lure, France
5 Jan 41 1st Army, Army Group D reports that transport has been delayed because of snowbanks
15 Jan 41 arrived in Balaci, Romania
5 Apr 41 XXX Corps, 12th Army, the Balkans
Apr-May 41 participated in the invasion of Greece 15 May 41 ordered from Athens to Romania
14 June 41 arrived in Bucharest, Romania
22 Jun 41 11th Army Reserves, Army Group South, less 1./ XI Corps, 11st Army
Jul-Aug 41 assigned to IX Corps, 11st Army, Army Group South
13 Jul 41 XI Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South, less 1./ assigned to XXX Corps
15 Sep 41 XXX Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
22 Sep 41 LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South, less one battery assigned to XXX Corps
12 Oct 41 LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
9 Apr 42 assigned to XXX Corps, 11st Army, Army Group South
Apr-May 42 6 long-barrelled StuGs received and participated in the attack on Kertch
6 Jun 42 LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
7-30 Jun 42 conquest of Sevastopol
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 22nd Inf. Div., LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South (6 StuGs with L/43 guns]
2-22 Jul 42 refitting in the Yalta area
22 Jul 42 transferred to the Kursk area and assigned to 2nd Army
30 Jul 42 in Zuführung 2nd Army
5 Aug 42 14 long-barrelled StuGs arrive
11 Sep 42 12 more long-barrelled StuGs arrive; 27 StuGs ready for action [Niehorster (2): 12 Jan 43, Korps Cramer, Army Group B, 32 StuG III]
20 Jan 43 refitting in Treuenbrietzen, reorganized with each batterie having a section of StuH 42s
[Newton: 2 Mar 43, 3./ attached to 168th Infantry Division, Corps Raus z.b.V., with one StuG]
23 Jun 43 ordered to return to the East
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, Army Group Center reserve with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42 on-hand]
14 Jul 43 reached Karachev and assigned to 4th Army, Army Group Center
12 Sep 43 XXVII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
mid-Nov 43 ordered transferred to the Vitebsk-Nevel area under 3rd Panzer Army
[Hinze2: Nov 43, Nevel, IX Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center]
25 Feb 44 ordered transferred to the Kovel area
26 May 44 transferred to the Mogilev area, 4th Army, Army Goup Center
2 Sep 44 XX Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 XXIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
9 Nov 44 ordered to the rear for refitting
15 Jan 45 ordered back to the front near Danzig under the Second Army
E VI./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (Jüterbog, WK III); 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII, from 1 Apr 41)
BF: Apr I 41
SE: Jun II 41; Feb I 44: upgrade

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 191
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 191 (7 Feb 41)
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 191 (28 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 191?

1 Oct 40 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
1 Jan 41 began transfer to Ploesti, Romania
beginning of Mar 41 transferred to Bulgaria
5 Apr 41 XVIII Mountain Corps, 12th Army, the Balkans
6 Apr 41 invaded Greece
May? 41 transferred to Olmütz, Czechoslovakia and refitted
22 Jun 41 III Panzer Corps, 1st Panzer Gruppe, Army Group South
13 Jul 41 LV Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
19 Jul 41 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
Aug-Sep 41 6th Army, NW of Kiev
15 Sep 41 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
5 Oct 41 VII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
1 Dec 41 transferred to Spas Demenskoye, XX Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
24 Dec 41 4th Army, Army Group Center
3 Feb 42 4th Army, less one battery assigned to XXXX Corps (mot.), 4th Army, Army Group Center
end of Mar 42 refitted at Mogilev
1 Jun 42 transferred to the Kursk area
4 Jun 42 VII Corps, 2nd Hungarian Army, Armeegruppe von Weichs
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South]
[Tieke: Sep 42, III Panzer Corps, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group A]
Jan 43 transferred to the 17th Army in the Kuban Bridgehead
Apr 43 refitted at Kertsch
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 17th Army, Army Group A with 31 StuG III on-hand]
2 Jan 44 17th Army, Army Group A, Kertsch Bridgehead
4 Mar 44 V Corps, 17th Army Reserve, Army Group A
2 Apr 44 V Corps, 17th Army Reserve, Army Group A
[Buchner: 17th Army, Crimea, May 44]
May 44 evacuated from the Crimea to Constanza, Romania
6 Jun 44 ordered to Schieratz Training Area, in the Warthegau for refitting
29 Jul 44 reinforced with 4./H.Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 201 to four batteries
Aug 44 transferred to the area of Nis, Yugoslavia
[Spielberger: 2nd Panzer Army, Yugoslavia, Aug 44]
27 Sep 44 Serbia
Sep 44 2. Batterie transferred to Altengrabow and assigned to Lehr-Brigade II
10 Oct 44 2nd Panzer Army, Serbia
1945 Sixth Army (Hungary)
9 May 45 Heeresgruppe Ostmark, Army Group South
E VI./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (Jüterbog, WK III); 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII, from 1 Apr 41)
BF: Apr I 41;
SE: Jun II 41; Nov I 44 upgrade

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 192
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 192 (7 Feb 41)

11 Nov 40 ordered formed in WK III with three batteries and transferred to Huta-Dambrova, Poland shortly afterwards
5 Mar 41 assigned to XXXXIV Corps, 4th Army, Army Group B
4 Jun 41 XII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
14, 22 Jun 41 XII Corps, 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
8-15 Jul 41 XXXXVII Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
16 Jul 41-? 2nd Army, Army Group Center
22 Sep, 5 Oct 41 XIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
24 Dec 41 4th Army, Army Group Center
3 Feb 42 4th Army, less one battery assigned to XII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
Mar 42 transferred to Germany and deactivated
9 Apr 42 consolidated with Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 640 and redesignated as Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung Großdeutschland
E VI./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (Jüterbog, WK III); 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII, from 1 Apr 41)
SE: Jun II 41; Apr I 42, withdraw

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 197
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 197 (7 Feb 41)
schwere-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 197 (15 Jan 43)

25 Nov 40 formed in WK III with three batteries
Jan 41 transferred to Brieg in Silesia
[Münch: Transferred to WK VIII 4 Feb 41. Attached to 132 ID during invasion of Yugoslavia, transferred to Glatz in WK VIII 7 May 41, to Zamosc, Poland 31 May 41]
22 Jun 41 XXXXVIII Panzer Corps, 1st Panzer Group, Army Group Center
13 Jul 41 XXXXIV Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
19 Jul 41 enroute to LV Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
15 Sep 41 LV Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South less one battery assigned to LII Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
[Münch: Transferred from 6th Army to 11th Army 3 Nov 41, assigned to LIV Corps for the initial attacks on Sevastopol. Supported 24th Infantry Division during final assault on Sevastopol.
Transferred to VII Corps, 2nd Army (Voronezh) Jul 42
30 Jul 42 in Zuführung 2nd Army
Received first StuGs with L/48 guns 17 Aug 42
Transferred to LIII Corps, 2nd Panzer Army (Orel) 23 or 27 Aug 42]
1-3 Oct 42 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
[Munch: Transferred to 4th Army (Spass-Demensk) 4 Oct 42]
Transferred equipment to 270 StuG.-Abt. early Jan 43
Moved to Jüterbog beginning 20 Jan 43 for conversion to heavy Sturmgeschütz]
1 Apr 43 redesignated as schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 653 at Bruck/LeithaSE: 1x 2-8 TD II 653, May 1 43]
E [not listed in Tessin]
[BF: Apr I 41;
SE: Jun II 41; May I 43: convert to 2-8 TD II 653]

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 200
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 200 (Early 1944)

[Kurowski: LIX Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center, Velikie Luki, Nov 42]
Summer 43 formed with four batteries by OB West from Stab./, 1.- 3./gepanzerte Artillerie Gruppe West
1944 West (Alençon, Falaise)
Dec 44 attached to Fuhrer-Begleit-Brigade for "Wacht Am Rhein" (28 StuG IIIs)
Feb 45 reorganized and redesignated as 5./schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 673 (Panther) [SF: 1 x 3-8 TD II 673, Feb I 45, West: arrive]
E 400 (Fredericia, WK X)
SF: Jul I 43

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 200
Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abteilung 200 (18 Dec 44)

1 Mar 41 formed at Schweinfurt (WK XIII) from Sturmgeschütz-Abteilug 204 (formed 10 Feb 1941 in WK III)
1 Jan 44 transferred to Tr.üb.Pl.Schieratz (Warthegau, WK XXI)
30 Jan 45 disbanded

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 201
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 201 (14 Feb 44)

19 Mar 41 formed at Jüterbog (WK III)
4 Jun 41 XII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
14 Jun 41 XII Corps, 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
22 Jun 41 XXI Corps, 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
8-15 Jul 41 XXXXVII Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
16 Jul 41-? 2nd Army, Army Group Center
28 Aug 41 IX Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
5 Oct 41 XX Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
24 Dec 41 4th Panzer Army, Army Group Center
29 Dec 41 VII Corps, 4th Panzer Group, Army Group Center
6, 16 Jan 42 VII Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group Center
early 42 refitted at Borisov
Jun 42 transferred to the Kursk area and assigned to 2nd Army
4 Jun 42 XXXXVIII Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Armeegruppe von Weichs
3 Jul 42 XIII Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group South
13 Jul 42 XIII Corps, 2nd Army/Armeegruppe von Weichs
30 Jul 42 Gruppe Blum, 2nd Army
23 Aug 42 assigned to XXIV Panzer Corps to crush the Korotojak Bridgehead in the Hunarian 2nd Army sector
18 Sep 42 returned to 2nd Army control near Voronezh
23 Nov 42 transferred to the Millerovo area and committed in defense of the Italian 8th Army's sector after having absorbed some replacement vehicles in Rossosch
18 Dec 42 assigned to XXIV Panzer Corps
27 Dec 42 attached to 298th Infantry Division, II Italian Corps, 8th Italian Army
1 Feb 43 broke out of the Russian encirclement, but reduced to a strength of 4 vehicles and later disbanded
31 May 43 reformed
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, OB Südost reserve with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42]
16 Jul 43 transfer to Southern Greece completed
17 Jul 43 in Lepanto
Aug-Sep 43 2./ stationed on Greek island of Cephallonia
[Munoz: Kampfgruppe Hildebrandt, XXII Mountain Corps, Yugoslavia, 19 Mar 44]
2 Aug 44 3. Batterie, XXVI Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North (?)
[Mackenzie: 2. Batterie: 2nd Panzer Army, Yugoslavia, Aug 44]
2 Oct 44 LVI Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group A
1945 merged into Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210
1945 9th Army-Oder ("an der Oder bei Stettin")
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SE: Jun II 41; Dec I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 202 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 202?

10 Sep 41 formed in WK III with three batteries
mid-Sep 41 transferred to central Russia where it participated in Operation Typhoon with 2nd Panzer Group
29 Sep 41 4th Army, Army Group Center
5 Oct 41 IX Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
?-16 Oct 41 4th Army, Army Group Center
17-19 Oct 41 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
20 Oct-3 Nov 41 XXXXVII Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
4 Nov 41-11 Sep 42 LIII Corps, 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
12-16 Sep 42 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
17 Sep 42 transferred to 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
28 Nov 42 transferred to the Rzhev area under 9th Army
early 43 transferred to the Kharkov area
4 Jul 43 Second Army, Army Goup Center with 31 StuG III, 7 of which have the short 75mm gun
31 Jul 43 31 StuG operational
Sep-Dec 43 Kiev area
early 44 elements surrounded in the Cherkassy Pocket
Easter 44 ordered to refit at Ziegenhals, near Danzig
early July 44 ordered to the Daugvapils area
2 Aug 44 18th Army, Army Group North
30 Aug 44 XXXXIII Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
2 Sep 44 Gruppe Gen Kleffel, 16th Army, Army Group North
Sep-Oct 44 Ösel Island, Gulf of Riga
Oct 44 Tukkums in the Kurland Pocket under Army Group North
7 May 45 16th Army, Army Group Kurland
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK VIII, from 1 May 42)
SE: Sep I 41; Sep I 44, upgrade

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 203
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 203 (7 Feb 41)
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 203 (14 Feb 44)

3 Feb 41 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
4, 22 Jun 41 VII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
8-23 Jul 41 XXXXVII Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
24 Jul 41 137th Infantry Division
25-30 Jul 41 XXXXVII Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
21 Jul-23 Aug 41 VII Corps, 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
Mid-Aug 41 XXXXVII Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
7 Sep-1 Oct 41 refitting
5 Oct 41 VII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
18 Dec 41 retreated to Borodino, only 2 serviceable StuGs available
24 Dec 41 4th Panzer Army, Army Group Center
29 Dec 41 IX Corps, 4th Panzer Group, Army Group Center
6, 16 Jan 42 IX Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group Center
Apr-Jun 42 refitted at Kostriza, near Borissov
25 Jun 42 declared combat ready
3 Jul 42 III Panzer Corps, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South
4 Jul 42 received first long-barrelled StuGs near Stalino
7 Jul 42 committed to combat
27 Sep 42 1 battery assigned to III Panzer Corps, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South
[Tieke: Oct 42 Battle of Nalchik-1st Panzer Army]
[von Senger und Etterlin: 5-8 Jan 43 attached to 17th Panzer Division, LVII Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group Don]
17 Feb 43 reached the vicinity of Kharkov
[Newton: 12 Mar 43 attached to LVII Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group South]
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South with 31 StuG III on-hand]
31 Jul 43 2. Batterie transferred to Altengrabow to form the cadre for Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 278
5 Jan 44 assigned to LII Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South, Kirovograd
2 Oct 44 XXVI Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
1945 1st Panzer Army (Silesia)
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII, from 1 Apr 41)
SE: Jun II 41; Oct I 43, upgrade

Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 204

10 Feb 41 formed in Jüterbog (WK III) from drafts (WK VI, WK XI, WK XVII)
1 Mar 41 redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 200

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 209
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 209 (14 Feb 44)

2 Dec 41 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
Jan 42 transferred to the Eastern Front
7 Feb 42 St.Gesch.Bttr. 209 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center [temporary designation of 1./?]
8 Mar 42 3./ assigned to XXXXVI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
15, 28 Mar 42 1./ assigned to LIX Corps, 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
7 Apr 42 3./ assigned to XXXXVI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
[Kurowski: LIX Corps, Third Panzer Army, Army Group Center, Jul 42]
8 Aug 42 3./ assigned to VI Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
16 Sep 42 Stab and 1./ arrive northwest of Rouen, 15th Army, without vehicles
10 Oct 42 2./ arrives
14 Oct 42 3./ arrives
1-3 Nov 42 transferred back to the Rzhev area of Russia
[Hinze (3): 10 Nov 42 attached to 19th Panzer Division, 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center, near Bryansk]
Dec 42 transferred to the Stalingrad area
[Hinze (3): 14-30 Jan 43 attached to 19th Panzer Division, 8th Italian Army, Army Group B
1 Mar 43 attached to 3rd and 19th Panzer Divisions, III Panzer Corps, 1st Panzer Army]
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 6th Army, Army Group South with 29 StuG III on-hand]
1943 Stalino area
[Newton: 17 Jul 43 6th Army, Army Group South]
4 Mar 44 6th Army Reserve, Army Group A, refitting
Spring 44 transferred to Silesia for refitting
3 Jul 44 strength - 22 StuG III, 9 Sturmhaubitze 42
29 Jul 44 transferred back to Russia, Second Army, Army Group Center
2 Sep 44 XXIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 XXIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
1945 14 Infanterie-Division (East Prussia)
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK VIII, from 1 May 42)
SE: Jan I 42; Apr I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 210
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210 (14 Feb 44)

10 Mar 41 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries.
mid-May 41 considered combat-ready
22 Jun 41, XX Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
31 Jul 41 9th Army, Army Group Center
10, 15, 22, 27, 29, 31 Aug 41 XXXX Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
2, 3, 6 Sep 41 XXXX Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
29 Sep 41 9th Army and 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
2, 27 Oct 41 LVI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
11 Nov 41 1./ assigned to LVI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center, Klin
24 Dec 41, 11, 28 Jan 42 LVI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
9 Feb, 8, 15 Mar 42 LVI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
Apr 42 pulled off the line and sent to the Minsk area for refitting
Jul 42 declared combat ready and transferred to the Stalino area
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South (fully equipped with L/43 armed StuGs]
3 Jul 42 IV Corps, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South
[Tieke: Sep 42, XXXXIV Corps, 17th Army, Army Group A]
1 Oct 42 XXXXIV Corps, 17th Army, Army Group A less 1./ assigned to LVII Panzer Corps, 17th Army
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 6th Army, Army Group South with 29 StuG III on-hand]
[Newton: 17 Jul 43 6th Army, Army Group South]
19 Dec 43 attached to 257th Inf.Div., XXX Corps, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South
1944 1st Hungarian Army (Northern Ukraine)
2 Oct 44 LVI Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group A
Jan 45 destroyed in the Weichsel Bend while assigned to 4th Panzer Army
Feb 45 rebuilt by consolidation of the survivors of StuG-Brigades 201, 210 and 322
[Munoz: Rebuilt with 31 Sturmgeschütz IV 3 Feb 45].
[Munoz: 3rd Panzer Army, Oder River/Berlin, Feb-April 45]
8 Apr 45 12 StuG III, 13 StuH 42, 11 Jgpz IV/70 (V) and 1 StuG III, 2 StuH 42, 2 Jgpz IV/70 (V) in long-term repair
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SE: Jun II 41

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 226
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 226 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 226 (Nov 44?)

17 Feb 41 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
29 May 41 transferred to the Warsaw area
4, 22 Jun 41 IX Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
8-15 Jul 41 XXXVII Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Group
16-23 Jul 41 2nd Army, Army Group Center
24 Jul-7 Aug 41 IX Corps, 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
8-21 Aug 41 2nd Army, Army Group Center
22-23 Aug 41 XX Corps, 2nd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
Aug 41 XXIV Corps (mot.), 2nd Panzer Group during the Battle of Kiev
22 Sep 41 2nd Army reserve, Army Group Center
29 Sep 41 2nd Army, Army Group Center
5 Oct 41 XXXXIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
?-18 Oct 41 2nd Army, Army Group Center
19 Oct 41 XXXXIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
20-21 Oct 41 4th Army, Army Group Center
22 Oct-18 Dec 41
19 Dec 41-? 4th Army, Army Group Center
24 Dec 41 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
3 Feb 42 4th Army, less one battery assigned to XXXXIII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
Jun-Jul 42 Battle of Voronezh
19 Jul 42 arrived in Treuenbrietzen for reequipment with long-barrelled StuGs
11 Aug 42 transferred to France
9 Sep 42 ordered back to Russia
[Ruef: Sep 42, XXX Corps, 11th Army, Army Group North]
28 Oct 42 L Corps, 11th Army, Army Group North
24 Dec 42 XXVI Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 18th Army, Army Group North with 33 StuG III on-hand]
10 Nov 43 elements attached to 58th Infantry Division, L. Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
mid-Mar 44, Narva sector, Army Group North
2 Apr 44 XXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
2 May 44 18th Army, Army Group North
May 44 transferred to the Polotsk area under Army Group North
2 Jul 44 16th Army, Army Group North, west of Polotsk
2 Aug 44 18th Army, Army Group North
2 Sep 44 X Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
mid-Sep 44 9 StuH 42s arrive
2 Oct 44 X Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
Nov 44 reequipped with Jgpz IV/70 and given a Begleit-Batterie
21 Feb 45 transferred to Danzig with 31 vehicles
1945 2nd Army (West Prussia)
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SE: Jun II 41; Jul I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 228
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 228 (14 Feb 44)

Dec 42 formed at Treuenbrietzen (WK III)
4 Jul 43 III Panzer Corps, Armeeabteilung Kempf, Army Group South with 31 StuG III
31 Jul 43 18 vehicles operational and 14 under repair
[Newton: 24 Aug 43 attached to 6th Panzer Division, XLII Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South]
30 Aug 43 8th Army, with 4 StuGs ready for combat and 26 under repair
Fall 1943 rebuilding in West?
5 Jan 44 assigned to XXXXVII Panzer Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South, Kirovograd
10 Feb 44 XI Corps, 8th Army, Korsun Pocket
2 May 44 4th Romanian Army reserve, Army Group South Ukraine
28-29 May 44 attached to 1st Romanian Infantry Division, V Romanian Corps, 4th Romanian Army, Army Group South Ukraine
20 Aug 44 IV Corps, 4th Romanian Army, Army Group South Ukraine
1945 8th Army, Army Group South, Slovakia
9 May 45 Heeresgruppe Ostmark, Army Group South
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SE: Dec I 42; Jul I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 232
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232 (14 Feb 44)

Oct 42 formed at Treuenbrietzen (WK III) from elements of the Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment
Dec 42 declared combat-ready
24 Dec 42 alerted for movement to southern Russia
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South with 33 StuG III on-hand]
1943 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South (Don River, Southern Russia)
25 Aug 43 XXXXII Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South with 4 operational StuGs and 26 in repair
Fall 1943 rebuilding at Patschkau
late(?) 1943 transferred to 1st Army, France
20 Jan 44 transferred to Army Group North
4 Mar 44 6th Army Reserve, Army Group A, refitting
[Hinze1: XXVI Corps, Third Panzer Army, Army Group Center 16 Jul 44]
2 Sep 44 IX Corps, 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
Jan 45 Heilingbeil, East Prussia
1945 3rd Panzer Army (East Prussia); 17th Army (Silesia)
[Mar 1945: with 47 StuGs and a “Hummel” battery of 4 15cm sFH, Kurowski2]
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SE: Jan I 43

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 236
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 236 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 236 (10 Jun 44)

17 Mar 43 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries from 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 189 and Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 300
Apr? 43 transferred to Russia
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, still forming in Jütebog]
[Newton: 17 Jul 43 6th Army, Army Group South]
mid-Aug 43 transferred to the Izyum area
Sep 43 Zaporozhye Bridgehead
4 Mar 44 6th Army Reserve, Army Group A, refitting
Mar? 44 transferred to Altengrabow
Jun 44 reorganized with a Begleit Batterie
[Spielberger: A Panzer-Batterie of Pz II added Jun 44; officially withdrawn Nov 44, but some retained through 15 Mar 45]
[Buchner: VII Corps, Sixth Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
Sep 44 virtually destroyed in the Battle of Jassy/Iasi
6 Oct 44 reformation begun at Posen with 87 survivors. Uncertain if Begleit Batterie was reformed.
12 Jan 45 transferred to East Silesia
[Kliment/Francev: March 45 Reequipped with 31 JgPz 38(t) Hetzers]
1945 4th Panzer Army, Silesia and Moravia
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SE: May I 43

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 237
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 237 (14 Feb 44)

[Haupt: LIX Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center, 11/42]????
1 Jul 43 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
Oct 43 in action in Central Russia
early 1944 2nd Army, Army Group Center
Jun 44 VIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
Jul 44 withdrawn to Möckern, near Magdeburg (WK IV?) to rebuilt
(Jentz: Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 219 formed 30 Sep 1944 from Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 237 and 4./Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 216 at Döllersheim) [SE: 1x 2-10 Sturmpanzer II 219]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SF: Aug I 43, withdraw to East Front;
SE: Oct I 43; Sep I 44, withdraw

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 239
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 239 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 239 (10 Jun 44)

1 Jul 43 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries
10 Aug 43 transferred to the Poltava area, Army Group South and attached to 10th Panzergrenadier Division through 4 Sep
10 Nov 43 attached to 10th Panzergrenadier Division, XXIV Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group South
1 Jan 44 VII Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group South
8 Feb 44 XXXXII Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South
Feb 44 decimated in the Korsun pocket (22 KIA, 101 WIA, 59 MIA)
Mar 44 - Jun 44 rebuilt at Demba as the first “Sturmartillerie-Brigade;” received Batterie of Panzer IIs and Grenadier-Begleit Batterie, now with five batteries [Kurowski/Thomas]
[Spielberger: A Panzer-Batterie of Pz II Ausf L added Jun 44; officially withdrawn Nov 44]
10 Jun 44 transferred to Army Group South Ukraine (unloaded at Adjut)
[Buchner: XXX Corps, Sixth Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
Aug 44 decimated in Rumania (1./239 and 3./239 destroyed)
Sep 44? reformed from 3./239 and remnants of Sturmgeschütz-Brigades 184, 189, 236
5 Dec 44 Army Group Fretter-Pico, Army Group South, Hungary
1945 6th Army (Hungary)
9 May 45 Heeresgruppe Ostmark, Army Group South
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SF: Aug I 43, withdraw to East Front;
SE: Aug I 43; Mar I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 242
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 242 (14 Feb 44)

13 Nov 42 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries for tropical duties
31 Dec 42 converted for service on Russian Front, less 1./242, detached to Army Group Africa as Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 90 (destroyed May 1943)
Feb 1943 transferred to Jüterbog for refitting
12 Mar 43 reformed for tropical duties
May 1943 transferred to Italy
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, OB Süd reserve with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42 on-hand]
27-30 Oct 43 strength of 20 vehicles
2 Nov 43 strength of 25 vehicles
4-6 Nov 43 27 vehicles on-hand
7-9 Nov 43 26 vehicles on-hand
10-15 Nov 43 29 StuGs on-hand
2 Feb 45 I Parachute Corps, 10th Army, Army Group Ligurien
[Nafziger: LXXVI Corps, 10th Army (29 StuG and 12 StuH), 3/45]
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SE: Dec I 42; Feb I 44, withdraw 1x 3-2-10 Aslt Gun X 242;
SF: Mar I 44, for South

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 243
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 243 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 243 (Winter 1944/1945)

10 May 41 formed in WK III with three batteries
22 Jun 41 IV Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
15 Jul 41 XXXXIX Mountain Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
15 Sep 41 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
22 Sep, 5 Oct 41 XXXXIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
24 Dec 41 2nd Army, Army Group Center
4 Jun 42 LV Corps, Armeegruppe von Weichs
10 Aug 42 XXXXVIII Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group B
24 Aug 42 attached to 24th Panzer Division, XXXXVIII Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group B
17 Sep 42 4th Panzer Army, Army Group B
1, 17 Nov 42 IV Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group B
Jan 43 partially destroyed at Stalingrad and reformed
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 6th Army, Army Group South with 31 StuG III on-hand]
[Newton: 17 Jul 43 6th Army, Army Group South]
4 Mar 44 XXIX Corps, 6th Army, Army Group A
26 Apr 44 LII Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South Ukraine
Jun 1944 6th Army, Army Group South Ukraine (Kishniev)
[Buchner: LII Corps, Sixth Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
Dec 1944 6th Panzer Army, the Ardennes [18 StuG IIIs]
Mar 45 received 4. (Grenadier-Begleit) Batterie
1945 rebuilding in WK III (Altengrabow)
[Mackenzie: Berlin 4-5/45]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SE: Jun II 41; Nov I 44, withdraw;
SF: Nov I 44, replacement pool

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 244 (14 Feb 44)

13 Jun 41 formed in WK III with three batteries
8 Jul 41 arrived on the Eastern Front and assigned to Sixth Army (?)
13 Jul 41 XXIX Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
14 Jul 41 LII Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
19, 30 Jul 41 XXIX Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
15 Sep 41 XVII Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
1 Jan 42 Stadtkommandant von Charkow, 6th Army, Army Group South
18 Jan 42 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
29 Jan 42 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South less 3./ assigned to Gruppe Dostler, 6th Army
20 Mar 42 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South less 1 platoon assigned to Korpsgruppe Süd, 6th Army
12 May 42 Army Group South less part of 3./ assigned to VIII Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 113rd Inf. Div., XVII Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South]
6 Nov 42 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group B
[Joachim: mid-Nov 42 strength of 20 vehicles]
Jan 43 destroyed at Stalingrad
27 Mar 43 reformed at Jüterbog
4 Jul 43 XLI Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center (Orel) with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42
31 Jul 43 19 vehicles operational and 10 under repair
16-25 Aug 43 attached to 4th Panzer Division, XXXV Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
21 Aug 43 14 StuG III and 4 StuH 42 operational; 5 StuG III and 1 StuH 42 in short and 5 StuG III in long-term repair
25 Aug 43 19 StuG III and 4 StuH 42 operational; 4 StuG III and 1 StuH 42 in short and 1 StuG III in long-term repair
28 Feb 44 elements assigned to XXXXI Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center, Bobruisk
Jun 1944 9th Army, Army Group Center (Bobruisk)
Jul 44 destroyed at Bobruisk
Oct 44 South Beveland
14 Oct 1944 after rebuilding at Altengrabow, Netherlands (Breda)
10 Dec 1944 5th Panzer Army, the Ardennes [14 StuG IIIs]
1945 15th Army (Köln)
14 Apr 45 disbanded in the Ruhr Pocket [K/T]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK VIII, from 1 May 42)
SE: Jul I 41; Aug I 44, upgrade; Oct I 44, withdraw
SF: Oct I 44; West, Replacement Pool, Add

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 245
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 245 (14 Feb 44)

13 Jun 41 formed in WK III with three batteries
Jul 1941 attached to 100. leichte Infanterie-Division, LII Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
15 Jul 41 LII Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
21 Aug 41 XXXXIV Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
15 Sep 41 LII Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
31 Oct, 21 Nov 41 Gruppe von Schwedler, 17th Army, Army Group South, Rostov
1 Feb, 3 Mar 42 Gruppe von Schwedler, 17th Army, Army Group South less one battery assigned to XXXXIV Corps, 17th Army, Army Group South
[Niehorster: Jul 42, XXXXIV Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South]
6 Nov 42 LI Corps, 6th Army, Army Group B
[Joachim: mid-Nov 42 strength of 2 vehicles]
Jan 43 destroyed at Stalingrad
10 Apr 43 reformed at Jüterbog
4 Jul 43 XLVII Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center (Orel) with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42
31 Jul 43 13 vehicles operational and 7 under repair
1 Jun 44 IX Corps, 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center with 22 StuG III (14 operational), 6 StuH 42 (4 operational)
1 Jul 44 22 StuG III (17 operational), 9 StuH 42 (8 operational)
Aug 44 disbanded and remnants consolidated with Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 667 at Posen
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK VIII, from 1 May 42)
SE: Jul I 41

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 247

Mar 43 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) from elements of 1./911 and immediately deployed to Italy and then to Sardinia
10 Sep 43 transferred to Corsica
4 Oct 43 transferred to mainland Italy
end of Oct 43 returned to Jüterbog and then sent to France
24 Dec 43 assigned to Sturmgeschütz Brigade 902
[Spielberger: formed 7/43 in Italy, disbanded 10/43]

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 249
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 249 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 249 (1945)

10 Jan 42 formed in WK III with three batteries
19 Feb 42 2./ Batterie sent to the Crimea. Kurowski very unclear as to the presence of the rest of the battalion.
23 May 42 remainder of battalion had arrived prior to this date; 11th Army, Army Group South
6 Jun 42 XXX Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 11th Army, Army Group South
4 Jul 43, 17th Army, Army Group South with 7 short-barrel and 34 long-barrel StuG III on-hand]
10 Feb 44 III Panzer Corps, 1st Panzer Army, Korsun Pocket relief force
Jun 44 XIII Army Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group North Ukraine
Jul 44 destroyed in Brody pocket and reformed
2 Oct 44 XXIII Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
1945 rebuilding in WK III (Potsdam-Krampnitz)
[Mackenzie: Berlin 4-5/45]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SE: May I 42

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 259
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 259 (14 Feb 44)

1 Jun 43 [Tessin: "summer 1943"] formed in WK III with three batteries with cadre from Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 660
26 Aug 43 arrived in the Mius River area of southern Russia
15 Sep 43 attached to 3rd Gebirgsjäger Division
[Mackenzie: May 44 45 vehicles]
Jun 44 6th Army, Army Group South Ukraine
Jul 44 transferred to Bialystok, Poland
2 Oct 44 LV Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
1945 4th Army (East Prussia)
E 400 (StuG-Ersatz-u. Ausbildungs-Abt.)
SF: Jul I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 261
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 261 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 261 (Winter 1944/1945)

1 Jul 43 formed in WK III with three batteries
5 Jan 44 assigned to XI Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South, Kirovograd
2 Aug 44 XXXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
2 Sep 44 X Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
2 Oct 44 L Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
1945 (Hungary) received 4. (Grenadier-Begleit) Batterie
9 May 45 Heeresgruppe Ostmark, Army Group South
E 500 (Burg, WK XI, later Posen-Warthelager, WK XXI)
SF: Aug I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front;
SE: Aug I 43; Sep I 44, upgrade1

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 270
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 270 (10 June 1944)

Oct 42 1. Batterie formed at Neiße (WK VIII)
end of Nov 42 1. Batterie transferred to the East to Army Group Center
end of Dec 42 transferred equipment to Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 197 and returned to Germany to refit, in the meantime the other two batteries had been formed and arrived in the East
[Tessin: 3 Jan 43 formed by redesignation of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 904 with three batteries]
[Münch: Received equipment from StuG.-Abt. 197 Jan 43]
Jul 43 Army Group Center Reserve, Orel
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group South with 5 short-barrel and 20 long-barrel StuG III on-hand]
23 Jul 43 Gruppe Harpe, 9th Army, Army Group Center
1 Jan 44 assigned to 1st Skijäger-Brigade
9 Aug 44 reorganized and redesignated Panzerjäger-Abteilung 152 and assigned to 1st Skijäger-Division [SE: 1x 7-8 Ski XX 1]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK VIII, from 22 November 43)
SE: Feb I 43; Aug I 44, withdraw

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 276
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 276 (14 Feb 44)

21 Jun 43 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) with three batteries from a cadre of 2./190
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, still forming in Jüterbog]
7 Sep 43 intended for the Southeast, but diverted to the East, south of Bryansk
early 44 Vinnitsa-Korosten area
Apr 44 destroyed in the Kamenets-Podolskii Pocket, but most personnel evacuated
8 May 44 rebuilt in WK XX (Deutsch-Eylau)
1 Aug 44 transferred to East Prussia/Lithuania
2 Sep 44 XXVI Corps, 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 XXVI Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
27 Jan 45 3./ received 8 Jagdpanzer IV
29 Jan 45 XXXXVI Panzer Corps, 2nd Army
8 Mar 45 XXXXVI Panzer Corps, 2nd Army
E 500 (Burg, WK XI); 600 (Deutsch-Eylau, WK XX, from 5 August 1944); 500 (Warthelager, WK XXI, from 1 September 1944)
SF: Jul I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front;
SE: Jul I 43; Apr I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 277
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 277 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 277 (Winter 1944/1945)

Spring 43 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) with three batteries without StuGs
later transferred to Jüterbog (WK III) where it received its vehicles
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, still forming in Jütebog]
[Newton: 17 Jul 43 6th Army, Army Group South]
Fall? 43 transferred to the Nikopol area
Dec? 43 withdrawn without equipment to Odessa and then to Altengrabow (WK III) where it refitted
4 Mar 44 6th Army Reserve, Army Group A, refitting
Jun 1944 4th Panzer Army, Army Group North Ukraine (Cholm)
[Hinze [1]: XXVI Corps, Third Panzer Army, Army Group Center, 16 Jul 44]
2 Sep 44 XXVI Corps, 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 XXVI Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
1945 rebuilding in WK XI (Burg)
E 400 (Deba-Sud, General Gouvernment)
SF: Sep I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Sep I 43

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 278
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 278 (14 Feb 44)

12 Aug 43 formed at Schweinfurt (WK XIII) without equipment
13 Aug 43 transferred to Aufstellungsstab West at Tours, France
2 Sep 43 intended for Army Group B or F
8 Oct 43 transferred to Altengrabow without equipment
22 Oct 43 transferred to Eastern Front (arrived Kirovograd 28 Oct 43)
19 Dec 43 attached to 257th Inf.Div., XXX Corps, 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South
4 Mar 44 LVII Panzer Corps, 6th Army, Army Group A
[Buchner: XXIX Corps, Third Romanian Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
Aug 44 decimated in Rumania
Sep - Dec 1944 refitted at Burg (WK XI)
[Mackenzie: 5th Panzer Army, 45 vehicles as of 11/44]
28 Jan 45 merged with Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SF: Oct I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Oct I 43

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 279
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 279 (14 Feb 44)

1 Jul 43 formed at Schweinfurt (WK XIII) without equipment
1 Aug 43 transferred to Saumur, France
2 Sep 43 intended for Army Group B or F
? 43 transferred to Altengrabow without equipment
? 43 arrived in southern Russia, but vehicles were taken to refit another unit and later replaced
1 Jan 44 17th Army, Army Group A
May 44 decimated at Sevastopol, remnants evacuated
21 Jun 44 rebuilt at Deutsch-Eylau
10 Aug 44 4th Army, Army Group Center; 18 StuG III and 6 StuH 52 combat-ready, 2 StuH 42 in short-term repair and 4 StuG III in long-term repair
2 Sep 44 XXVII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 XXVII Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII); 600 (Deutsch-Eylau, WK XX, from 1 October 1943); 500 (Warthelager, WK XXI, from 1 September 1944)
1945 4th Army (East Prussia)
SF: Oct I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Oct I 43; Oct I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 280
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280 (14 Feb 44)

Summer 43 formed at Schweinfurt (WK XIII) with personnel from StuG.-Abt. 191 without equipment
? 43 transferred to Tours, France
2 Sep 43 intended for Army Group B or F
5 Nov 43 transferred to Eastern Front (arrived Berdichev area)
13 Nov 43 3./ attached to 8th Panzer Division, XIII Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group South
Apr 44 decimated at Tarnopol
Sep 44 rebuilt in Denmark
18-19 Sep 44 15th Army (Arnhem)
22 Sep 44 KGr Walter, 1st Parachute Army, Army Group B
Oct 44 South Beveland
20 Nov 44 1st Army (Colmar)
[Mackenzie: 15th Army, the Ardennes 12/44]
[Nafziger: LXXXII Corps, 1st Army, Army Group G 3/45]
E 400 (Frederikshaven, Denmark)
SF: Sep I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front; Sep I 44, replacement pool
SE: Sep I 43; Sep I 44, withdraw
Narrative History by Ron Klages
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 280 was established on 1 August 1943 in Burg, Germany in Wehrkreis XI with three batteries. On 14 February 1944 it was renamed as Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280. It was known as the "Sword Brigade".
After initial forming in Schweinfurt the unit continued it's combat training and final preparation for combat at Tours in France. While in Tours it was under the temporary command of Hauptmann Heinzle. Many of the members had come from Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 191. The adjutant was Oberleutnant Rossbach, the unit doctor was Dr. Hirtschiz, the shop supervisor was Oberinspektor Gerster and the paymaster was Oberzahlmeister Wachsmuth. On 14 October 1943 the new unit commander arrived, Hauptmann Kurt Kühme.
On 5 November 1943 the unit departed from Tours, France across Germany to Berditschew [Berdicev], Ukraine just to the west and south of Kiev. The unit immediately went into action to defend the road to Shitomir [Zitomir]. Here they broke through a Soviet encirclement of 1200 Waffen SS trainees 1.5 kilometers south of Shitomir [Zitomir] and freed the trapped troops.
Next they relocated to the area of Gorodischtsche and from here they attacked toward Kiev and were involved in the actions to push the Soviets back to the Dnjepr River. By Christmas they were in Dorogun and on New Years eve they were nearly overrun by the advancing Soviet forces but in the wild night fighting they were able to stop the enemy literally at the doorsteps of the command headquarters.
From 12 January 1944 to 1 May 1944 the unit was engaged in constant defensive fighting in the area of Schepetowka [Sepetovka] to the west of Kiev in the Ukraine. On 8 April 1944, while attached to the 9. SS Panzer-Division, the unit advanced in a relief attack on Tarnopol [Ternopol']. By 14 April the Germans had managed to break the Soviet ring around Tarnopol [Ternopol']. As a result of these engagements the brigade was nearly decimated and they were pulled back to regroup at Jaroslaw, west of Lemburg [L'viv].
From Jaroslaw the brigade first was sent to Hadersleben, Denmark, then to Apenrade, Denmark where they received new assault guns. At the beginning of July 1944 they were involved in exercises on the coast of Denmark at Öchsbyl.
With the British paratroops landing in the Arnheim area the brigade was transferred to the Dutch border. On 19 September 1944 a portion of the unit arrived in the Arnheim area with 7 StuG III Ausf Gs and 3 StuH 42s. This portion of 280 remained in the Arnheim area until 29 September 1944. On 29 September they were loaded on railcars at Apeldoorn and transported to fight in the area of Eschen on 6 October 1944 while attached to the Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 6. On 23 October the brigade fought at Haarle. On 1 November they received 5 StuH 42s to replace lost StuG IIIs.
On 6 November 1944 the Moerdijk Bridgehead was abandoned and 280 was moved to Barentrecht and on 19 November 1944 they were loaded on railcars at Utrecht and transported to fight in the Alsace bridgehead arriving on 24 November 1944. They would continue to fight in this area until 9 February 1945. After rail transport they were unloaded at Hermeskeil where they suffered from air attacks.
From this point on the brigade was always in a defensive withdrawal mode and by 26 April 1945 the brigade was decimated and the survivors went separate ways. At this point they were in the area of Bopfingen.
In October 1944 Hauptmann Fritz Sebald became the new commander and on 10 February 1945 Hauptmann Wilhelm Lechens became the units final commander.
The following personnel received the Knight's Cross:
Major Kurt Kühme on 9 December 1944 as the commander of the brigade for his leadership of the unit in it's actions in the area of Arnheim and later for his leadership in the fighting in the Saarpfalz area.
Oberwachtmeister Josef Mathes on 4 October 1944 as the gun commander and platoon leader of the 2nd platoon in the 3rd battery of the brigade. He was awarded the KC for his actions in the fighting in the Arnheim area.
The following personnel received the german Crtoss in Gold while serving with the unit:
Oberwachtmeister Kurt Herrmann on 28 August 1944 as a section leader in the 2nd battery.
Oberwachtmeister Herbert Huse on 29 February 1944 as a section leader in the 2nd battery.
Oberleutnant Albert Stollmann on 15 December 1944 as the commander of the 1st battery.
I also show the following allocations of vehicles to the unit:
StuG III=22 in September 1943
StuH 42=9 in September 1943
StuG III=22 in August 1944
StuH 42=9 in August 1944
StuG III=17 in September 1944
StuH 42=9 in September 1944
StuH 42=12 in October 1944
StuG III=17 in December 1944
Panzer IV/70(V)=3 in March 1945

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 281
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 281 (14 Feb 44)

29 Sep 43 personnel arrive in Tours
1 Oct 43 formed at Burg (WK XI) with three batteries (?)
4 Nov 43 personnel transferred to the Reich (Burg?)
[Hinze2: 18 Nov 43, Nevel, IX. Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center]
1 Jun 44 VI Corps, 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center (Vitebsk) with 29 StuG III (22 operational)
1 Jul 44 29 StuG III (27 operational)
Sep 44 remnants used to form Artillerie-Pak-Abteilung 1052
E 500 (Warthelager/Posen, WK XXI)
SF: Nov I 43, withdraw to Eastern Front;
SE: Nov I 43; Feb I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 286
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 286 (14 Feb 44)

24 Aug 43 43 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) with three batteries
9 Oct 43 transferred to France
18 Oct 43 personnel arrive southwest of Tours
Nov 1943 Western France with 41 StuGs
5 Dec 43 transferred to Eastern Front (arrived Kirovograd 13/14 Dec 43)
5 Jan 44 assigned to LII Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South, Kirovograd
4 Mar 44 LII Corps, 6th Army, Army Group A
26 Apr 44 LII Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South Ukraine
[Buchner: LVII Corps, Eighth Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
9 May 45 Heeresgruppe Ostmark, Army Group South
E 300 Neiße (WK VIII)
SF: Dec I 43; withdraw to Eastern Front;
SE: Dec I 43; Sep I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 287

15 Aug 42 formed by redesignation of Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 659 equipped with tropical equipment for service in North Africa with Sonderverband 287
14 Oct 42 entered combat in the Caucasus (1st Panzer Army)
after 20 Dec 42: returned to Dennewitz (WK III) for refitting
? 43 transferred to Rhodes
22 May 43: redesignated 1./Pz.Abt. Rhodos
[Spielberger: served in North Africa through 10/42, transferred to Russia 10/42 and then later became 1./Pz.Abt. Rhodos.]

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 300
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 300 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 300 (April 1945)

10 Oct 43 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) with three batteries
Nov 43 transferred to Tours (Ausbildungs-Stab West)
25 Dec 43 transferred to Eastern Front (arrived Witebsk 31 Dec 43)
2 Oct 44 LIX Corps, 17th Army, Army Group A
18 Jan 45 XXXXVIII Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group A
Feb 45 reinforced with “Kampfgruppe Gruber” (formed from Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abteilung 300 and 3./184
9 Feb 45 VIII Corps, 17th Army, Army Group Center
16 Mar 45 VIII Corps, 17th Army, Army Group Center
E 400 (Aalborg-Denmark; Hadersleben; Bjerringbro, WK X)
SF: Mar I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front;
SE: Mar I 44

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 300
Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abteilung 300

1 Dec 41 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) from Artillerie-School Command
1 Apr 43 redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abteilung 300
Feb 45 used to form “Kampfgruppe Gruber” (see above)

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 301
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 301 (14 Feb 44)

14 Oct 43 formed at Burg (WK XI) with three batteries
(or at Ausbildungs-Stab West at Tour, Kurowski2; and incorporated remnants of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 243, destroyed at Stalingrad)
Jan 44 transferred to Sagan (Silesia)
Feb 44 transferred to Eastern Front (1./301 to Tarnopol (and later destroyed); remainder of brigade to Proskurov and assigned to First Panzer Army)
Sep 44 transfered to Slovakia
Oct 44 transferred to Krakow for refitting (planned formation of 4./301 not carried out)
Jan 45 returned to combat
E 500 (Warthelager/Posen, WK XXI)
SF: Mar I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Mar I 44; May I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 303
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 303 (14 Feb1944)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 303 (Fall 1944) [Niehorster Post: 6/12/44]

24 Oct 43 formed at Burg (WK XI) with three batteries without equipment
[Kuusela: Fall '43 transferred to Neiße where it absorbed personnel from Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 742
Fall '43? transferred to Ausbildungs-Stab West (Tours) where it was assigned 30 Sturmgeschütz III and 12 Sturmhaubitze 42
19 Jan 44 transferred to northern Russia; entered combat 25 Jan 43]
[Niehorster Post: assigned to 1st Panzer Army 1/44 without vehicles,
first fielded with vehicles Army Group North 14/2/44,
Armeeabteilung Narwa 10/6/44]
4 Mar 44 XXXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
2 May 44 L Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
[Broshot: Transferred to Finland 23 Jun 44, withdrawn 7 Sep 44]
[Niehorster Post: 4. Batterie authorized 12 Jun 44, added following month]
Fall 1944 received 4. Batterie
6th Army (Hungary) 11/44]
[Mackenzie: 45 vehicles as of 12/44]
12 Jan 45 IV SS-Panzer Corps, 6th Army (Armeegruppe Balck), Army Group South
[Pierik: IV SS-Panzer Corps, 6th SS-Panzer Army, Hungary, 1-3/45]
16 Apr 45 III Panzer Corps, 6th Army, Army Group South
E 300 Neiße (WK VIII); 600 (Deutsch-Eylau, WK XX, from 23 December 1943)
SF: Jan I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Jan I 44

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 311
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 311 (14 Feb 44)

9 Nov 43 formed at Burg (WK XI) with three batteries
Nov 43 transferred to Ausbildungs-Stab West (Tours)
Mar 44 transferred, via Altengrabow, to Eastern Front (arrived Tarnopol area, 14 Mar 44)
Mar 44 destroyed in Tarnopol
reformed in Brzezany area (operational July 1944)
E 600 (Deutsch-Eylau, WK XX)
SF: Mar I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Mar I 44; Sep I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 322
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 322 (14 Feb 44)

13 Nov 43 formed at Burg (WK XI) with three batteries
(or at Tours from cadre of 3./184, Kurowski2)
9 Mar 44 transferred to Eastern Front (Army Group South); 2./322 committed to Tarnopol, remainder of brigade to Brody
[Münch: Southeastern Poland, Army Group North Ukraine, May-July 44]
2 Oct 44 LVI Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group A
31 Jan 45 disbanded and remnants merged into Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210
(other remnants to Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 911)
E 500 (Warthelager/Posen, WK XXI)
SF: Mar I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Mar I 44

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 325
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 325 (14 Feb 44)

15 Apr 43 formed at Neiße, from cadre of 1./912 (WK VIII) with three batteries
Sep 43 transferred to Altengrabow
Nov 43 transferred to Ausbildungs-Stab West (Tours)
Apr 44 transferred to Eastern Front (Jassy, Romania)
26 Apr 44 attached to Romanian Guards Infantry Division, V Romanian Corps, 4th Romanian Army, Army Group South Ukraine
[Buchner: Romanian VI Corps, 4th Romanian Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
E 600 (Deutsch-Eylau, WK XX)
SF: Jun I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Jun I 44: Oct I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 333

[not listed in Tessin]
[Kurowski/Tornau: formed in fall 1942 in Uman with Italian assault guns; destroyed near Stalingrad]
Probably confused with Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 393

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 341
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 341 (14 Feb 44)

May 43 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) with three batteries as “Kommando Grief”
26 Nov 43 transferred to Ausbildungs-Stab West (Tours)
Mar 44 received assault guns
[Mackenzie: 45 vehicles as of 5/44]
[Zetterling: 1 Jun 44 at Narbonne with only 19 StuG IIIs and 9 Sturmhaubitze 42s
1 Jul 44 fully equipped with 33 StuG IIIs and 12 Sturmhaubitze 42s
31 Jul 44 entered combat in Normandy with 1. Batterie
27 Aug 44 reported strength of 20 assault guns]
1 Oct 44 LXXXI Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B with 10 combat-ready assault guns and 13 in short-term repair
5 Oct 44 LXXXI Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B
31 Oct 44 LXVII Corps, 15th Army, Army Group H
7 Nov 44 attached to 116th Panzer Division, LXXIV Corps, 5th Panzer Army, Army Group B, Hürtgen Forest battle


AFV Status 1-24 Dec 44

Repair
DateAFVTotalReadyShort-termLong-TermLost
1-Dec-44StuG III16664
StuH 423111
10-Dec-44StuG III161132
StuH 4212921
11-Dec-44StuG III124444
StuH 42115421
12-Dec-44StuG III122?46
StuH 42103341
13-Dec-44StuG III12174
StuH 4210334
14-Dec-44StuG III12624
StuH 4210334
16-Dec-44StuG III105322
StuH 4210334
19-Dec-44StuG III981

StuH 42116
5
20-Dec-44StuG III981

StuH 42117
4
22-Dec-44StuG III99


StuH 42117
4
23-Dec-44StuG III99


StuH 42117
4
24-Dec-44StuG III99


StuH 42117
4

[Opper: 16 Dec 44 15th Army reserve, Army Group B]
2 Mar 45 Division Bayerlein, 15th Army, Army Group B
E 600 (Deutsch-Eylau, WK XX)
SF: Nov I 43, for West; Mar I 44, upgrade (1 arm RP) to 1x 3-2-10 Aslt Gun X 341

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 345

Fall 42 formed; redesignated as Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 393 when assigned to Sturmbataillon 393

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 352

[Nafziger: LXXXIX Corps, 1st Army, Heeresgruppe G 3/45]
[No other info available]

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 353

[Nafziger: LXXXIX Corps, 1st Army, Heeresgruppe G 3/45]
[No other info available]

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 393

Fall 42 formed as Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 345, but redesignated as 393 when assigned to Sturmbataillon 393; served in 8th Italian Army sector
1 Feb 43 attached to 298th Infantry Division
4 Jul 43 Armeekorps Raus zbV, ArmeeAbteilung Kempf, Army Group South with 12 StuG III
30 Aug 43 8th Army, Army Group South with 7 StuGs under repair
[Spielberger: formed 1/43, served in Russia, disbanded 11/43]

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 393
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade (Winter 44/45)

10 Mar 44 formed at Schweinfurt with three batteries [or Apr 1944?]
[Kurowski2: formed at Neiße, transferred to Tours, formation complete on 20 Apr 1944; transferred to Jutland and issued assault guns;
transferred to Daugvapils area 6-7/44?, assigned to Army Group North
2 Aug 44 18th Army, Army Group North
2 Sep 44 XXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North less 1. assigned to II. Corps, Armeeabteilung Narwa
[Joachim: 16th Army, Army Group North, Courland Pocket, 7 May 45]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SF: Nov I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Nov I 44

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 394
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394 (10 Jun 44)

Mar 44 formed at Deutsch-Eylau for 18. Artillerie-Division without vehicles
Apr 44 transferred to Ausbildungs-Stab West (Tours)
19 Jun 44 incorporated Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 741 and received vehicles
1 Jul 44 strength of 31 StuG IIIs
1 Aug 44 strength of 31 StuG IIIs
[Blumenson: LXXXIV Corps, Normandy, 1 Aug 44]
4 Aug 44 entered combat near Vire
26 Sep 44 attached to 12th Infantry Division, LXXXI Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B
5 Oct 44 LXXXI Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B
4 Dec 44 LXXXIV Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B
[Opper: 17 Dec 44 LXXIV Corps, 15th Army, with 20 StuG IIIs (15 Dec 44)]
[Mackenzie: Jan 45 XXXIX Panzer Corps, Alsace-Lorraine]
E 600 (Deutsch-Eylau, WK XX)
SF: Apr I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front; Jul I 44, West: Add to Replacement Pool
SE: Apr I 44; Jul I 44, withdraw

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 395

[Spielberger: formed 1/43, served in Russia, disbanded 3/43]

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 395

1 May 44 formed at Neiße, WX VIII with three batteries (with effect from 6 Mar 44)
17 Jul 44 disbanded and used to form Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1550, 1551, 1552, 1553, 1558, 1559
E 300 Neiße (WK VIII)
SF: Jun I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Jun I 44

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 396

22 Mar 44 formed in Denmark, WK X, with three batteries
28 Mar 44 transferred to Ausbildungs-Stab West (Tours)
17 Jul 44 disbanded and used to form Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 1550, 1551, 1552, 1553, 1558, 1559
E 400 (Bjerringbro-Denmark, WK X)
SF: Mar I 44

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 397

Mar 44 formed in Posen, WK XXI [or 16 May 1944?]
18 Jul 44 disbanded (formation not completed)
E 500 (Warthelager/Posen, WK XXI)

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 398

May 1944 formed in Posen, WK XXI, but formation not completed
E 500 (Warthelager/Posen, WK XXI)

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 400
Sturmgeschütz-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 400
Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 400
1942 formed at Demba (Poland)
1943 transferred to Denmark (Stab at Hadersleben)

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 428

10 Feb 42 formed at Jüterbog, WK III
4 May 42 disbanded [or 1 April 1942?]
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SE: May I 42

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500
15 Aug 43 formed at Burg-bei-Magdeburg
24 Sep 43 “given its oath”
15 Nov 43 transferred to Posen (WK XXI)

Artillerie-Abteilungstab z.b.V. 600

20 Apr 40 formed in Wehrkreis III from VI./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment Jüterbog for Operation Sealöwe with Sturmgeschütze Batterie 659, 600, 665
[Kurowski[2]: accompanied Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 659 during Barbarossa, ambushed and “ceased to exist”]
1x 1-8 Infantry Gun II 600
TFH: Aug II 40


Stab Sturm-Artillerie-Abteilung 600
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 600
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 600 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 600 (Fall 1944)

24 Jul 40 transfer from 2nd Army, Army Group C begins
22 Jun 41 II Corps, Army Group North with Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 659, 660, 666
19 Jul 41 II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
20 Aug 41 I Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
29 Sep 41 9th Army and 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center
2, 27 Oct, 24 Dec 41, 11 Jan 42 XXXXI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center with Batteries 660 and 665
28 Jan 42 XXXXI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
9 Feb 42 XXXXI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
14 Mar 42 Abteilung formed with three batteries from Sturmgeschütze-Batteries 660 [1. Batterie], 665 [2. Batterie] and 666
10 May 42 XXXXI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center]
5 Aug-1 Oct 42 XXXXI Panzer Corps, 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct-11 Dec 42 LIII Corps, 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
12-31 Dec 42 2nd Panzer Army, Army Group Center less 1./ assigned to LIII Corps 23-31 Dec 42 and 3./ assigned to XXXV Corps from 31 Dec 42
30 Mar 43 reorganized from "heavy" to "light" assault gun unit
Spring 43 transferred without vehicles to Jüterbog to be rebuilt
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, Army Group Center reserve with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42 on-hand]
Jun 44 Kholm
12 Nov 44 3./ attached to 4th Panzer Division, 18th Army, Army Group North with 9 StuGs
May 1945 Courland Pocket?
E VI./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (Jüterbog, WK III); 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII, from 1 Apr 41)
SE: Jun II 41; Mar I 43, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abteilung 600

1 Jul 43 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) with four batteries and transferred to Deutsch-Eylau (WK XX)
1945 remnants at Altengrabow

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 640
1 Nov 39 formed at Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (Jüterbog, WK III)
Apr 1940 attached to Infanterie-Regiment Großdeutschland
Jun 1940 assigned to Infanterie-Regiment GD as 16./

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 659
Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 287 (Mar 42)

20 Jan 40 ordered formed [Spielberger: served in France under XIII Corps.]
26 Feb 41 transferred from France to J&uuuml;terbog for refitting
22 Jun 41 Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 600, II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
20 Aug 41 I Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
1 Oct, 21 Nov 41 II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North??
1 Jan 42 16th Army, Army Group North
13 Jan 42 transferred from Russia to Jüterbog for refitting
22 Jan, 1, 11, 24 Feb, 14 Mar 42 X Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
4 Apr 42 X Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
15 Jun 42 Korück 584, 16th Army, Army Group North

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 660

Apr 40 formed at Zinna
11 May 40 beginning of transfer to France
Ash Wednesday 1941 transferred to East Prussia
22 Jun 41 Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 600, II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
2, 27 Oct 41 XXXXI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center under Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 600
21 Nov 41 II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North?
8 Dec 41 II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
24 Dec 41 XXXXI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center under Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 600
28 Jan 42 LVI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
9 Feb 42 LVI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
Mar 42 combined with Sturmgeschütz-Batterien 665 and 666 to form leichte Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 600

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 665

Apr 40 formed at J&uuuml;terbog
10 Jun 40 transferred to Saarbrücken and then to France
Jul 40 transferred to Mons, Belgium
22 Jun 41 XXVIII Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
2, 27 Oct, 24 Dec 41 XXXXI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Group, Army Group Center under Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 600
28 Jan 42 LVI Corps (mot.), 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center
9 Feb 42 LVI Corps (mot.), 9th Army, Army Group Center
Mar 42 combined with Sturmgeschütz-Batterien 660 and 666 to form leichte Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 600

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 666

May 40 formed at Zinna
13 Jul 40 declared combat ready
1 Aug 40 transferred to Ghent
27 Feb 41 transferred to East Prussia
[Spielberger: formed ?/40, served in France, became 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 184 3/42.]
22 Jun 41 Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 600, II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
20 Aug 41 I Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
[Haupt: I Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North, 9/41]
1 Oct 41 II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North??
8 Dec 41 II Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
1 Jan 42 16th Army, Army Group North
22 Jan 42 X Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North (partly rebuilding [Auffrischung])
May 42 assigned to Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 184 as its 1./ Batterie in the Demyansk Pocket
Feb 43 relieved of its assignment to Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 184 and transferred, without equipment, to Jüterbog where it was disbanded. Most personnel used as cadre for Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 912

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 667

Jul 40 formation completed at Zinna and transferred to France shortly afterwards
end 40 transferred to Döberitz
22 Jun 41 XXVIII Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
19 Jul 41 X Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
20 Aug 41 XXVIII Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
1 Oct 41 XXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
21 Nov, 8 Dec 41, 2, 12, 26 Jan 42 XXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North
end of Mar 42 withdrawn back to Zinna and later became 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 667 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 667 (10 Jun 44)

28 Jun 42 formed at Jüterbog (WK III) from Sturmgschütz-Batterie 667 with four (initally, five) batteries
end of Jul 42 transferred to the Rzhev area of Russia
6 Aug 42 2./ attached to 1st Panzer Division, XXXIX Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
8 Aug 42 XXXIX Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
19 Oct 42 XXVIII Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
25 Nov 42 2./ assigned to XXXIX Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
[Glantz: Rzhev 11/42]
Jul 43 3. Batterie withdrawn and replaced
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 4th Army, Army Group Center with 3 short-barrel and 28 long-barrel StuG III on-hand]
[Spielberger: two Panzer-Batteries of Pz II added 6/44; officially withdrawn 11/44]
Jul 44 almost wiped out during the Soviet summer offensive
Fall 44 remnants consolidated with remnants of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 245 and rebuilt
Sep-Oct 44 the Netherlands, assigned to Kampfgruppe Chill
4 Dec 44 LXXXIV Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B
[Mackenzie: 12/44 6th Panzer Army, the Ardennes with 5 StuG IIIs]
[Mackenzie: XXXIX Panzer Corps, Alsace-Lorraine 1/45]
E 300 Neiße (WK VIII)
SE: Aug I 42; Aug I 44, upgrade; Oct I 44, withdraw
SF: Oct I 44; West, Replacement Pool, Add

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 700

1945 formed by Sturmgeschutze-Schule Berg, later Altengrabow
Europa: no counter

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 741

18 Jan 43 formation begun in Finland from volunteers from independent panzer platoons 217, 218, 219 and Armee Lapland
24 Feb 43 shipped to Germany
16-20 May 43 batterie formally established at Jüterbog
22 May 43 shipped from Gotenhafen for XVIII Mountain Corps in northern Finland
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 20th Mountain Army, Finland with 10 StuG III on-hand]
7 Oct 43 completed unloading at Danzig
11 Oct 43 transferred to Wilno and assigned to 18th Artillerie Division
7 Dec 43 unloaded at Kasatin, Ukraine and moved to Belaya Tserkov Mar 44 encircled by the Soviets as part of 1st Panzer Army 18 Apr 44 withdrawn, without equipment, to Saarbrücken 19 Jul 44 disbanded, elements absorbed by Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394 and remaining personnel used as replacements

Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 742

18 Jan 43 formation begun in Finland from volunteers from independent panzer platoons 217, 218, 219 and Armee Lapland
24 Feb 43 shipped to Germany
16-20 May 43 batterie formally established at Jüterbog
22 May 43 shipped from Gotenhafen for XVIII Mountain Corps in northern Finland
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 20th Mountain Army, Finland with 10 StuG III on-hand]
7 Oct 43 completed unloading at Danzig
9 Oct 43 transferred to Neiße, absorbed by Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 303

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 901

Listed in German OB for 1945; existence questionable; "1945 im Frontnachweiser ohne Angabe des Einsatzes; Bestehen fraglich."

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 902
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 902 (14 Feb 44)

Jan 1944 formed as "Lehr-Abteilung" in Western France from the Sturmgeschütz school at Tours (?)
27 Jan 44 2 batteries arrived in Tours; Stab in Camp du Ruchard
1 Jun 44 equipped with 25 operational StuG IIIs and 6 more in maintenance
21 Jun 44 13 combat-ready StuG IIIs
1 Jul 44 30 combat-ready StuG IIIs and 1 more in maintenance
11 Jul 44 total losses thus far in Normandy were 3 StuG IIIs totally derstroyed and 7 personnel killed
1 Aug 44 strength reported as 1 StuG III and 3 Sturmhaubitze 42 combat-ready and 7 more StuG IIIs in maintenance
1 Sep 44 10 assault guns on strength, assigned to 19th Army
1 Oct 44 LXXXI Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B with 19 combat-ready assault guns and 1 in maintenance
5 Oct 44 LXXXI Corps, 7th Army, Army Group B
4 Dec 44 Corps Feldt, 1st Parachute Army, Army Group H
15 Dec 44 LXXIV Corps, Fifteenth Army, Army Group B, with 11 StuG and 7 StuH 42
1945 Fifth Panzer Army (lower Rhine)
E 300 Neiße (WK VIII)
SF: Feb I 1944, West

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 904
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904 (14 Feb 44)

15 Dec 42 formed at Jüterbog, WK III, with three batteries (fall 44?)
3 Jan 43 redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 270; but order soon cancelled
Feb 43 transferred to Eastern Front and attached to 4 Panzer-Division, Army Group Center (to 1 Apr 43)
4 Jul 43 XLVII Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center (Orel) with 31 StuG III
31 Jul 43 18 vehicles operational and 10 under repair
[Newton: 8-9 Aug 43 one battery attached to 45th Infantry Division, XX Corps]
16 Nov 43 1./ assigned to LVI Panzer Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center

Jun 1944 VIII Corps, Second Army, Army Group Center
[Hinze1: Gruppe Hartenek, Second Army, Army Group Center, Jul 44]
17 Jul 44 attached to 4th Panzer Division, Gruppe Harteneck, 2nd Army, Army Group Center with 14 StuG

2 Sep 44 Cavalry Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 Cavalry Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
1945 not listed in OB
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 400 (Aalborg, WK X, from 1 Oct 1943)
SE: Jan I 43

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 905
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 905 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 905 (Fall 1944)

15 Dec 42 formed at Jüterbog, WK III, with three batteries
1-5 Mar 43 arrives in 7th Army's sector
10 Apr 43 transferred from 7th Army, France
4 Jul 43 Corps Raus, Armee Abteilung Kempf, Army Group South with 23 StuG III and 9 StuH 42
31 Jul 43 23 vehicles operational and 8 under repair
[Newton: 24 Aug 43 attached to 282nd Infantry Division, XLII Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South]
30 Aug 43 8th Army, Army Group South with 2 StuGs ready for combat and 21 under repair
5 Jan 44 assigned to XI Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South, Kirovograd
Jun 1944 Fourth Rumanian/Eighth Army, Army Group South Ukraine (Roman)
[Buchner: Eighth Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
1945 Fifth Panzer Army (Eifel and Rhine), after rebuilding
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII); 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII, from 26 Jun 1943); 400 (Frederikshaven, WK X, from 27 Jul 1943)
SE: Jan I 43

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 907
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 907 (14 Feb 44)

10 Jan 44 formed at Schweinfurt, WK XIII (Dec 43?)
Jan 44 transferred to Italy and received StuGs at Ferentino
Feb 44 Anzio Bridgehead, Tenth Army
May 44 Monte Cassino
2 Feb 45 XIV Panzer Corps, 10th Army, Army Group Ligurien
[Nafziger: XIV Panzer Corps, 14th Army (20 StuG and 10 StuH) 3/45]
19 Apr 45 XIV Panzer Corps, 14th Army, Army Group Ligurien
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SF: Jan I 44, for South; Mar I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 908

10 Jan 43 formed at Jüterbog, WK III; but only 1./908 raised; personnel transferred to Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 184
21 Jan 43 disbanded

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 909
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 909 (14 Feb 44)

15 Jan 43 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) with three batteries
Apr 43 in action near Kursk
4 Jul 43 XLVI Panzer Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center (Orel) with 31 StuG III, of which 4 have the short 75mm gun
31 Jul 43 20 vehicles operational and 14(?) under repair
19 Aug 43 11 StuG III operational; 4 in short- and 4 in long-term repair
25 Aug 43 15 StuG III operational; 2 in short- and 2 in long-term repair
late Aug 43 attached to 4th Panzer Division, XXXV Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
16 Jan 44 3./ attached to 4th Panzer Division, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
2 Apr 44 I Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
1 Jun 44 I Corps, Sixteenth Army, Army Group North (Polotsk) with 21 StuG III (16 operational), 8 StuH 42 (7 operational)
1 Jul 44 20 StuG III (18 operational), 8 StuH 42 (8 operational)
[Hinze1: Refitting, Third Panzer Army, Army Group Center, 16 Jul 44]
30 Jul 44 received 4./909
2 Sep 44 Gruppe Gen Kleffel, 16th Army, Army Group North
2 Oct 44 XX Corps, 2nd Army, Army Group Center
Jan 45 1./909 detached and later redesignated 1./111
1945 East Prussia
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SE: Feb I 43; Sep I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 911
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 911 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 911 (Dec 44)

Feb 43 formed at Neiße (WK VIII) and later transferred to Jüterbog, WK III, with three batteries
Mar? 43 1./911 detached to Corsica/Sardinia and replaced
mid-Mar 43 transferred to the Kharkov-Poltava area of Russia
4 Jul 43 XXXXVIII Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Army, Army Group South with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42
31 Jul 43 25 vehicles operational and 12 under repair
5 Jan 44 assigned to XXXXVII Panzer Corps, 8th Army, Army Group South, Kirovograd
Jun 44 Sixth Army, Army Group South Ukraine (Kishniev)
[Buchner: XXXXIV Corps, Sixth Army, Army Group South Ukraine, Aug 44]
Aug 44 destroyed in Romania and reformed at Lüneberg (Lohburg) with 3 StuG batteries and one Infanterie-Begleit Batterie
16 Dec 44 assigned to Führer-Grenadier-Brigade (Cottbus) after rebuilding with 34 StuGs
26 Jan 45 attached to Führer-Grenadier Brigade with three batteries, each with 10 StuGs
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SE: Mar I 43; Dec I 44: withdraw
SF: Dec I 44: arrive in West

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 912
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 912 (14 Feb 44)
Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 912 (Winter 44/45)

mid-Feb 43 formed at Schweinfurt (WK XIII) and transferred to Jüterbog (WK III) to be fitted out
1 Apr 43 transferred to the Leningrad area of the Eastern Front
[Niehorster: 4 Jul 43, 18th Army, Army Group North with 22 StuG III and 9 StuH 42 on-hand]
[Haupt: Aug 43, XXVI Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North]
2 May 44 VI SS-Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
2 Jun 44 X Corps, 16th Army, Army Group North
2 Sep 44 Gruppe Gen Kleffel, 16th Army, Army Group North
21 Dec 44 attached to 11th Infantry Division, X Corps, 18th Army, Army Group North, Kurland Pocket
8 May 45 XXXVIII Corps, 18th Army, Army Group Kurland
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII)
SE: Apr I 43; Dec I 44, upgrade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 913

Formed beginning of 1943 at Jüterbog with three batteries; but disbanded 1943

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 914
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 914 (Sep 44)

25 Jan 44 formed at Posen, WK XXI, with three batteries
1 Feb 44 transferred to Italy
6 Feb 44 received its (Italian?) StuGs in Verona
14 Feb 44 redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 720 (?)
Aug 44 redesignated Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 208?; re-equipped with German StuGs
16 Sep 44 10th Army, Italy; still equipped with Italian StuGs(?)
21 Oct 44 10th Army, Italy; still equipped with Italian StuGs(?)
2 Feb 45 LI Corps, 14th Army, Army Group Ligurien
[Nafziger: LI Corps, 14th Army (13 StuG and 10 StuH), 3/45]
E 500 (Posen/Warthelager, WK XXI)
SF: Feb I 44, South

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 915

Formed Winter 1942/1943 with three batteries, and disbanded Summer 1943; existence questionable; "Sommer 1943 in der Fpö gelöscht; Aufstellung fraglich"

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 916

Formed Winter 1942/1943 with three batteries, and disbanded Summer 1943; existence questionable; "Sommer 1943 in der Fpö gelöscht; Aufstellung fraglich"

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 918

Formed Winter 1942/1943 with three batteries, and disbanded Summer 1943; existence questionable; "Sommer 1943 in der Fpö gelöscht; Aufstellung fraglich"

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade I
Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade 920 (Sep 44)

1 Jul 44 formed at Sturmgeschütz-Schule at Burg as Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade I with four batteries, but 4./920 attached to Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 209
[Kurowski2: 1./920 sent to Eastern Prussia, mid-Jul 44]
25 Jul 44 remainder of brigade sent to Poland, south of Warsaw
2 Sep 44 VIII Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 9th Army, Army Group Center
9 Jan 45 VIII Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Vistula
Jan 45 virtually destroyed during the Soviet Vistula-Oder offensive
Feb 45 temporarily designated Panzer-Vernichtungs-Abteilung 303 when attached to Infanterie-Division 303 "Döberitz", but then returned to old designation
1945 Oder
E [not listed in Tessin]
1x 3-10 Aslt Gun X 920 Lr
SF: Sep I 44, West; Jan I 45: withdraw to East

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1170
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 1170?

19 Mar 45 formed with three gun batteries and escort battery
1./1170 formed from remnants of StuG.Brig 322
4./1170 formed from remnants of StuG.Brig 278
remnants of StuG.Brig 249 also absorbed
11 Apr 45 attached to Division "Scharnhorst"; XX Corps, 12th Army
SF: Sep I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front;
SE: Sep I 44

Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade-Stab 1178

Apr 45 formed; still forming at the end of the war
NOTE: Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade "1178" [Tessin] or "1170" [Thomas and Kurowski/Tornau] formed 1 Apr 44
Probably confused with 1170 as that unit had the structure of a Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1180

Deployed in Budapest-Hungary, 1945
no further info available

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung Großdeutschland

9 Apr 42 formed by redesignation of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 192 [Thomas: formed 1 Apr 42]
10 Apr 42 formed from Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 192 and 16.(Sturmgeschütz) Kompanie/Infanterie-Regiment Großdeutschland (with three companies) [Tessin] and attached to Inf.Div. (mot.)/Pz.Gren.Div. Großdeutschland [SE: 1x 10-10 PzG XX GD, Jun I 42]
20 Dec 44 redesignated II./Panzer-Regiment Brandenburg
E 200 (Schweinfurt, WK XIII); 300 (Neiße, WK III, from 28 Mar 1942)

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung Burg
[Burg mit Lehrabteilung (?)]

21 Jul 44 formed in Burg (WK XI) from 1st Lehr-Batterie/Sturmgeschützschule Burg (Tessin) (or Dec 1943?)
2 Sep 44 VI Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
2 Oct 44 VI Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center
[Hinze1: Kampfgruppe Weidling, Fourth Army, Army Group Center, 16 Jul 44]
1945 Höh.Arko 302 (East Prussia)
E 300 (Neiße, WK VIII)
SF: Jul I 43; WK XI garrison; Aug I 44, withdraw to Eastern Front
SE: Aug I 44; convert to 1x 3-2-10 Aslt Gun X Burg

Sturmartillerieschule
Sturmgeschützschule Burg (1944)

15 Jul 43 formed at Zinna bei Burg from Artillerie-Schule II at Jüterbog with "Aufstellungsstab," "Lehrstab" and "Sturmartillerie-Lehr-Abteilung" with three batteries
1944 Sturmgeschützschule Burg (WK XI) with "Lehrgangen I-V and Sturmgeschutz-Lehr-Abteilung (Burg)
10 Aug 44 4th Army, Army Group Center; 5 StuG III operational with 2 more in short- and 3 in long-term repair
[Tessin: WK XI alarm troops, Kampfgruppe 14/XI (Sturmgeschützschule Burg) with three, later five batteries]

Sturmgeschütz-Lehrbrigade III
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade "Schill"

14 Apr 45 formed from Sturmgeschützschule Burg and initially deployed against the Americans. Later reinforced and transferred to the Eastern Front as part of Division "Schill"
[K/T: 14 Apr 45 mobilized as alarm troops by Sturmgeschützschule Burg]


Waffen-SS Sturmgeschütz Units

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung des V. SS-Geb.Korps
SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 105 (22 Oct 43)

Summer 43 formed
Seems to have operated Italian Semovente assault guns for most of its existence. Tessin claims 2 batteries without a staff in Nov 44, rebuilt with staff Apr 45.
21 Oct 44 British signal intercept reports strength of 10 tanks, 6 of which are serviceable, and 3 assault guns (unknown number serviceable)
[Munoz: 9th Army, Berlin, 8 Apr 45 with 11 Semovente L6]
NOTE: in Kumm, Obersturmführer Harry Paletta, “in mid 1943 was assigned to the 105th Assault Gun Battalion, V SS Gebirgs Corps in Werschez (Banat). It was never more than a battery but maintained the battalion designation.
“After several commitments in Bosnia, with the 92nd Motorized Grenadier Regiment, and a security mission with the corps command post near Mostar, the battalion was subordinated to the 7th Panzerjäger Battalion, Stubaf. Schmutzler, in September 1944. It was loaded onto a train and transferred to the Division “Prinz Eugen,” which was struggling near Nish.”

SS-Sturmgeschütz-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Abteilung [Tessin]
SS-Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Abteilung Janowitz [Thomas]
SS-Panzerjäger-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Abteilung 3 (15 Aug 44)

31 May 43 formed from SS-Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Batterie at Tr.Üb.Platz Heidelager (Debica)
15 Aug 44 located at Janowitz, in the Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren


Luftwaffe Sturmgeschütz Units

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1 der Luftwaffe
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 1 der Luftwaffe (Apr 44)
Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 11 (Jun 44)
Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 111 (28 Mar 45)

Jan 44 formed with four batteries for I Fallschirm-Korps
[Anderson, 37 Semovente M/42 enroute to equip this unit in Dec 43.]
[14th Army War Diary mentions that StuG.-Abt. der Fliegerkorps XI was ready for combat on 9 Feb 44.
1 Mar 44 22 assault guns operational]
[Kurowski: Sep? 44 entered combat vicinity of Nancy and destroyed]
Oct-Nov 44 rebuilt
16 Dec 44 attached to 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division, 7th Army (the Ardennes) with 27 assault guns
12 Mar 45 attached to 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division at Nieder-Breisig
SF: Apr I 44

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 2 der Luftwaffe
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 2 der Luftwaffe (Mar 44)
Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 12 (Jun 44)
Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 121 (28 Mar 45)

end of Mar 44 formed with four batteries for II Fallschirm-Korps
[Zetterling: no assault guns on hand 17 May, but it must have been at least partially equipped before being committed to battle on 15 June.
27 Jun 44 11 combat-ready StuGs on hand
29 Jul 44 7 StuG IIIs and 3 StuH 42s serviceable]
Aug 44 virtually wiped out during the Falaise battles; only one StuH 42 escapes
Sep 44 rebuilding near Köln-Wahn with 5 assault guns
16 Sep 44 transferred to the Arnhem area to provide support for 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division
4 Jan 45 fully equipped with assault guns while stationed at Amersfoot
8 Feb 45 attached to 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division during the Reichswald battle
SF: Apr I 44

Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade Schmitz
Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 21 (1 Jan 45)
Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210 (28 Mar 45)
Jan 45 in Italy with four batteries
[only commander listed: Oberstleutnant August Schmitz]
[Details are scanty on this unit. Perhaps originally a provisional formation and then supposedly a First Parachute Army unit, but deployed to Italy]
[Another source states that Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade Schmitz was formed 6/44 from 2./Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 2 with 4 companies.]
2 Feb 45 I Parachute Corps, 10th Army, Army Group Ligurien under the title of Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade
May 45 listed among units surrendering in Italy
No Europa counter (1x 3-2-10 Aslt Gun X 21 (LW) appears Jan I 45 in Italy, or earlier as forming in WK VII?)

Commentary:

Even a casual reading of this listing reveals large numbers of StuG battalions that began formation, but failed to complete the process. Note the dates that these units were disbanded; it appears that most of these units were cannibalized to replace those units destroyed by the Soviets at Stalingrad, the Crimea, Byelorussia, etc. This leads me to believe that if the Germans had managed to avoid losing these units in these pockets that all, if not most, of these new battalions would have seen combat. In Europa terms all of these battalions should be placed in the replacement pool to be built if spare armor RPs are available.

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