Part of the Thumbnail Histories of the Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz Units of the Heer series
by John

Sturmartillerieschule

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: 15 Jul.1943:
----- At Zinna, near Jüterbog, in the district of Torgau, in Saxony, Wehrkreis XI, from Artillerieschule II at Jüterbog with Aufstellungsstab "Lehrstab" and "Sturmartillerie-Lehr-Abteilung".
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacemnt Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
1944..... Sturmgeschützschule transferred to Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XI, with "Lehrgangen I-V and Sturmgeschutz-Lehr-Abteilung (Burg).
10 Aug.1944..... Units assigned to 4. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 200

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 1 Mar.1941:
----- At Schweinfurt, Wehrkreis XIII, by reorganizing Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 204 which had commenced its formation 10 Feb.1941, in Wehrkreis III, but was not completed.
First Commanding Officer: Major Erich Käppler.

UNIT HISTORY:
Early Apr.1944..... Unit transferred from Wehrkreis XIII to Schieratz Truppenübungsplatz (Military Training Ground), Wehrkreis XXI.
18 Dec.1944..... Unit renamed Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abteilung 200.

*Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]–Abteilung/Brigade 200 helped form and train the following Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz units during its career:
177; 184; 189; 190; 191; 192; 201; 202; 203; 204; 209; 210; 226; 237; 243; 244; 245; 249; 270; 278; 393; 428; 600; 904; 905; 907; 912; Großdeutschland.

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 200

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: 18 Dec.1944:
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
30 Jan.1945..... Unit officially disbanded.

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 300

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 1 Dec.1941:
----- At the Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII, from the  Artillerieschule-Kommand.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Bumm (who later took command of StuG.Abt.341 in May 1943).

UNIT HISTORY:
1 Apr.1943..... Unit renamed Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abteilung 300.

*Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs] –Abteilung/Brigade 300 helped form and train the following Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz units during its career:
177; 189; 202; 209; 228; 232; 236; 239; 242; 244; 245; 270; 279; 286; 303; 395; 667; 902; 905; 909; 911; Burg; Großdeutschland.

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 300

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: 1 Apr.1943:
----- Unit renamed from Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 300.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Feb.1945..... Unit used, along with 3.Bttr./H-Sturmart.Bde.184, to form “Kampfgruppe Gruber”, which reinforced StuG.Bde.300, serving with Heeresgruppe Mitte.

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 400

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis III.
Date of Formation: 1 Dec.1942.
----- At  Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III, and was moved soon after to Deba-Sud (Demba), Generalgouvernement.
First Commanding Officer: Major Bergman.

UNIT HISTORY:
*1 Apr.1943..... Reorganized and redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 400

*Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs] –Abteilung/Brigade 400 helped form and train the following Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz units during its career:
200; 259; 277; 280; 300; 396; 904; 905.

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 400

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: 1 Apr.1943.
----- By reorganizing and renaming Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 400
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
1 Jul.1943..... Unit transferred to Dänemark. The Stab was originally stationed in Frederikshavn, Aalborg, with the remainder of the Abteilung spread out between Fredrikshavn, Saeby in Nordjütland, and Limfjord, Aalborg. While stationed in Denmark the Abteilung came under the command of Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber Dänemark.
Summer 1943..... Parts of the Abteilung were used on anti-partisan duties guarding rail lines and bridges.
4 Jan.1945..... The Abteilung was renamed “Abteilung zur Sturm-Artillerie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 400”..

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 10 Jul.1943.
----- At Schweinfurt Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XIII, from a cadre supplied by Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 200.
First Commanding Officer: Major Buhr.

UNIT HISTORY:
15 Aug.1943..... Unit moved to Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XI
15 Nov.1943..... Unit transferred to Posen/Warthelager Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XXI.
19 Jan.1945..... Sections of the Abteilung were assigned, as combat troops, to defend the Warthegaus.

*Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500/Brigade helped form and train the following Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz units during its career:
261; 276; 279; 281; 301; 322; 397; 398; 914.

Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 1 Jul.1943.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
1 Jul.1943..... Unit transferred to Deutsch-Eylau Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XX, shortly after forming.
1945..... Remnants of the unit reported still functioning at Altengrabow.

*Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600/Brigade helped form and train the following Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz units during its career:
276; 279; 303; 311; 325; 341; 394.


Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 700

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XI.
Date of Formation: Jan.1945:
----- At Altengrabow Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
1945..... Formed from the Auffangstab der Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 200 and 500 for purposes of local defence.

*Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 700 helped form and train the following Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz units during its career:
Units unknown at this time.

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