The Sturm-Mörser-Kompanie 1001 was formed on 23 September 1944 to be equipped with Sturmtigers, a self propelled armored mortar built on Tiger I chassi. It took part in the Ardennes offensive and fought around Düren and Euskirchen.
It was transferred to the artillery and redesignated Sturm-Mörser-Batterie 1001 on 23 January 1945. In February the crews destroyed three vehicles as spare parts and fuel were no longer available, the last vehicle withdrew across the Rhine.

In some sources it is listed as Sturmtiger-Kompanie 1001.

Commanders

Hauptmann von Gottburg

Order of battle (October 1944)

1. Zug
- 2 x Sturmtiger
2. Zug
- 2 x Sturmtiger

Order of battle (February 1945)

1. Zug
- 3 x Sturmtiger
2. Zug
- 3 x Sturmtiger

A Sturmtiger of Sturm-Mörser-Batterie 1001 in Oberembt, it was knocked out by the US 30th Infantry Division
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(Courtesy of Wikimedia)

A Sturmtiger of Sturm-Mörser-Batterie 1001 in Oberembt, it was knocked out by the US 30th Infantry Division
sturm-morser-1001-oberembt
(Courtesy of U.S. National Archives and records Administration (NARA))

Sources used

Thomas L. Jentz - Panzertruppen: The complete guide to the creation and combat employment of Germany's tank force
Janusz Ledwoch - Sturmtiger
Wolfgang Schneider - Elefant, Jagdtiger, Sturmtiger: Rarities of the Tiger family
Waldermar Trojca & Markus Jaugitz - Sturmtiger and sturmpanzer in combat

Reference material on this unit

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