- Published: 07 January 2012 07 January 2012
- Last Updated: 27 May 2012 27 May 2012
The Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217 was equipped with Sturmpanzer IV ("Brummbär") and was formed in France in June 1944 from personnel from Panzer-Kompanie 40 and Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 18. It fought the Allied landings in Normandy but due to the heavy damage to the French railroads the vehicles had to disembark 170km from the front leading to many of the vehicles not being operational when they reached the end of the march. It later took part in the Ardennes offensive advancing to St. Vith and ended the war in the Ruhr pocket.
Hauptmann von Trotha
Order of battle
3 x Kompanie
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