Part of the Thumbnail Histories of the Sturmartillerie and Sturmgeschütz Units of the Heer series
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Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung (Feld) 300

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis X.
Date of Formation: 18 Oct.1943:
----- At the Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII.
First Commanding Officer: Major Herbert Martin.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
7 Nov.1943..... Fifteen days after activation the unit was transferred to Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France and issues with their assault guns, vehicles, and equipment which had been sent from Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz.
25 Dec.1943..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.(Feld) 300 was transferred to the Eastern Front and arrived in the Vitebsk area around 31 Dec.1943.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade (Feld) 300.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 301

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: 14 Oct.1943:
----- Formed by Aufstellungsstab West at Tours, France. Its equipment was issued by the Aufstellungsstab at Altengrabow Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
----- Many of the personnel joining the unit came from 3.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.243, after the rest of that Abteilung had been destroyed at Stalingrad.
First Commanding Officer: Major Jan Sekirka.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jan.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.301 was sent to Sagan, Silesia, and issued the remainder of its assault guns, vehicles, and equipment.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 301.

Notable members
Walter Feibig (usually credited with 50+ destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 303

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 24 Oct.1943:
----- At Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XI, without its equipment.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Hans Wilhelm Cardeneo.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
Fall of 1943..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.303 transferred to Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII, where it absorbed personnel from Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 742.
Fall of 1943..... Unit transferred to Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France, for further training and equipping.
19 Jan.1944.....  Unit transferred to the northern sector of the Eastern Front, minus vehicles, where it was assigned to 1. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Sud.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 303.

A Sturmgeschütz III of Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 742
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A Sturmgeschütz III of Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 742
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Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 311

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 3 Nov.1943:
----- At Schweinfurt Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XIII, by Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 200.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Karl Ludwig von Schönau.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
Late Nov.1943..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.311 transferred to Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France for further training and equipping.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 311.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 322

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: 13 Nov.1943:
----- By Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France, with its assault guns, vehicles, and other equipment probably being supplied by Aufstellungsstab Burg, Wehrkreis XI.
----- Cadre for Stu.Gesch.Abt.322 supplied by 3.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.184.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Achim Zielke.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500.

UNIT HISTORY:
9 Mar.1944.....  Abteilung (minus 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.322, which was sent to the battles raging around Tarnopol) assigned to Heeresgruppe Sud and stationed in the area around Brody.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 322.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 325

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 24 Nov.1943:
----- At Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII, by Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-u. Ausbildungs-Abteilung 300 and a cadre supplied from 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.912.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Oskar Vogler.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
Mid Sep.1943..... Unit transferred to Altengrabow Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III. to receive new assault guns.
End Nov.1943..... Sent to Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France for further training and remained at “Camp du Richard” until Feb.1944.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 325.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 341

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 4 Dec.1943:
----- At Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII, by Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-u. Ausbildungs-Abteilung 300 under the designation “Kommando Greif” (“Condor Command”).
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Bumm (previously commanded Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-u. Ausbildungs-Abteilung 300.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
Oct.1943..... Unit formation finally completed.
26 Nov.1943..... Transferred to Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France, where it finally received its assault guns at the end of Mar.1944.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 341.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 394

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: Mar.1944:
----- At Deutsch-Eylau Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XX, by Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz- u. Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Carl Friedrich von Jena.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
Apr. 1944..... Unit transferred to Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France, for further training.
May 1944..... Unit transferred to Azay-le-Rideau, France.
*10 Jun.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 428

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 10 Feb.1942:
----- At Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Martin Buhr.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.

UNIT HISTORY:
May or Apr.1942..... Unit officially disbanded – formation never fully completed.

Artillerie-Abteilungsstab z.b.V. 600

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: 20 Apr.1940.
----- At the Artillerieschule, Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
----- Formed to provide support for the first six independent Sturmgeschütz-Batteries [640-659-660-665-666-667] during the French campaign.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jun.1940..... Abteilungsstab z.b.V.600 plus StuG.Batteries 659, 660, 665, and 666 stationed at Lille, France, as part of 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe C. About this time StuG.Bttr.640 became an organic part of Infanterie-Regiment “Großdeutschland”.
End of 1940..... StuG.Bttr.667 returned to Germany after waiting to take part in Operation Sealöwe, the invasion of England.
Jun.1941..... Abteilungsstab z.b.V.600 was disbanded shortly after the start of Operation Barbarossa.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung (Feld) 600

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 2 Mar.1942:
----- Formed from the consolidation of  Sturmgeschütze-Batteries 660 (1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.600) – 665 (2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.600) – 666 (3.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.600).
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.

UNIT HISTORY:
13 Apr.1942..... Unit attached to XXXXI. Armeekorps.
10 May.1942..... Attached to XXXXI. Panzerkorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
Jul.1942..... Assigned to 2. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
5 Aug. to 1 Oct.1942..... Attached to XXXXI. Panzerkorps, 2. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
2 Oct. to 11 Dec.1942.....  Attached to LIII. Armeekorps, 2. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
12 to 31 Dec.1942..... 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.600 assigned to 2. Panzerarmee (Reserve), Heeresgruppe Mitte, while 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.600 attached to LIII. Armeekorps from 23-31 Dec.1942 and 3.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.600 attached to XXXV. Armeekorps from 31 Dec.1942.
30 Mar.1943..... Unit transferred (minus vehicles) to Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III, for downgrading from a “schwere” (heavy) to a “leichte” (light) Sturmgeschütz unit.
17 Nov.1943..... Unit (minus 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.600) attached to 3. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade (Feld) 600.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 616

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Unknown at this time.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
23 Aug.1943..... Unit attached to VII. Armeekorps, 4. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Sud.
26 Aug.1943..... Unit attached to VII. Armeekorps, 4. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Sud.
20 Sep.1943..... Unit attached to VII. Armeekorps.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 643

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Unknown at this time.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
5 Jun.1942..... Part of Stu.Gesch.Abt.643 attached to I. Armeekorps.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 24 Jun.1942:
----- At Zinna, near Jüterbog, in the district of Torgau, in Saxony, Wehrkreis XI, and evolved from StuG.Batterie 667.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Vagedes.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jul.1942..... Transferred to the area of Rzhev, in the Heeresgruppe Mitte sector of the Eastern Front.
6 Aug.1942..... 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.667 attached to 1. Panzer-Division, XXXIX. Panzerkorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
8 Aug.1942..... Unit attached to XXXIX. Panzerkorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
19 Oct.1942..... Attached to XXVIII. Armeekorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
Nov.1942..... Unit still serving in the Rzhev Salient of the Eastern Front.
8 Nov.1942..... 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.667 attached to XXXIX. Panzerkorps.
20 Nov.1942..... 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.667 attached to XXXIX. Panzerkorps.
22 Nov.1942..... Unit attached to XXVII. Armeekorps.
25 Nov.1942..... 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.667 attached to XXXIX. Panzerkorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
12 Jan.1943..... Unit attached to XXVII. Armeekorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte,
4 Feb.1943..... Unit attached to XXVII. Armeekorps.
Jul.1943..... 3.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.667 withdrawn from the front and replaced with a new batterie.
4 Jul.1943..... Assigned to 4. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
17 Nov.1943..... Unit attached to IX. Armeekorps, 3. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
26 Jan.1944..... Unit attached to VI. Armeekorps.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 667.

Notable members
Walther Oberloskamp (usually credited with 40+ destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)
Hugo Primozic (usually credited with 68 destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)

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