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

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 902

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: Jan.1944:
----- Formed as “Lehr-Abteilung 902” by Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
27 Jan.1944..... Stab and two batteries arrive at “Camp du Richard” in Tours, France.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 902.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 904

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 15 Dec.1942:
----- At the Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Wiegels.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
3 Jan.1943..... Originally designated Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 270 but this order was soon cancelled.
Feb. to 1 Apr.1943..... transferred to Eastern Front and attached to 4. Panzer-Division, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
4 Jul.1943..... Attached to XLVII. Panzerkorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte, stationed in the area around Orel.
8 to 9 Aug.1943..... One batterie attached to 45. Infanterie-Division, XX. Armeekorps.
16 Nov.1943..... 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.904 attached to LVI. Panzerkorps, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
24 Jan.1944..... 3.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.904 attached to LVI. Panzerkorps, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 905

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 15 Dec.1942:
----- At Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
1 to 5 Mar 1943..... Unit attached to 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe D.
10 Apr 1943..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.905 departs France for the Eastern Front.
4 Jul.1943..... Attached to Korps “Raus”, Armee-Abteilung “Kempf”, Heeresgruppe Sud.
24 Aug.1943..... Attached to 282. Infanterie-Division, XLII. Armeekorps, 8. Armee, Heeresgruppe Sud.
30 Aug.1943..... Unit assigned to 8. Armee, Heeresgruppe Sud.
5 Jan.1944..... Attached to XI. Armeekorps, 8. Armee, Heeresgruppe Sud, during the heavy fighting around Kirovograd.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 905.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 907

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 10 Jan.1944:
----- At Schweinfurt Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XIII, by Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 200.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jan.1944..... Unit sent to Verona, Italy, where (at the end of the month) it received its assault guns at Ferentino, near Alatri.
Feb. 1944..... Assigned to 10. Armee fighting at Anzio.
May 1944..... Involved in the Battle for Monte Cassino.
2 Feb.1945..... Attached to XIV. Panzerkorps, 10. Armee, Armeegruppe “Ligurien”, Heeresgruppe C.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 907.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 908

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis III.
Date of Formation: 10 Jan.1943:
----- at the Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
10 Jan.1943..... Only 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.908 was raised. The rest of the personnel were transferred to make up losses in Sturmgeschütz-Abt.184.
21 Jan.1943..... Unit officially disbanded.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 909

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 15 Jan.1943:
----- At Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII.
First Commanding Officer: Major Rossi.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
Apr.1943..... Reportedly fighting in the area of Kursk.
4 Jul.1943..... Attached to XLVI. Panzerkorps, 9. Armee Panzer Corps, 9th Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte, fighting in the Orel area of operations.
Late Aug.1943..... Attached to 4. Panzer-Division, XXXV. Armeekorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
12 Jan.1944..... Attached to 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte, and committed to combat around northern edges of the Beresina Swamp
16 Jan.1944..... 3.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.909 attached to 4.Panzer-Division, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 909.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 911

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 25 Jan.1943:
----- At Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII, by Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz-Abteilung 300. Soon after formation Stu.Gesch.Abt.991 was transferred to Niemegk, near Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III, for further training.
First Commanding Officer: Oberstleutnant Wilhelm.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
Mar.1943..... 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt. 911 was detached for service in Corsica and Sardinia and had to be replaced with a new Batterie.
Mid Mar.1943..... Unit transferred to the Kharkov-Poltava area of Russia.
4 Jul.1943..... Attached to  XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps, 4. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Sud.
6 Jul.1943..... Unit attached to XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps, 4. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Sud.
5 Jan.1944..... Attached to XXXXVII. Panzerkorps, 8. Armee, Heeresgruppe Sud, in the Kirovograd area.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 911.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 912

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 1 Feb.1943:
----- At the Panzer Barracks at Schweinfurt Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XIII.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Kruck.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.

UNIT HISTORY:
1 Mar.1943..... Transferred to Zinna, near Jüterbog, in the district of Torgau, in Saxony, Wehrkreis XI, where it was fitted out with its assault guns, vehicles, and other equipment.
1 Apr.1943..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.912 transferred to the Leningrad area of the Eastern Front under Heeresgruppe Nord.
4 Jul.1943..... Assigned to 18. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
Aug.1943..... Attached to XXVI. Armeekorps, 18. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
*14 Feb.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 912.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 913

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis III.
Date of Formation: Jan.1943:
----- At the Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
21 Jan.1943..... Unit officially disbanded and its personnel posted to other units, a similar situation that happened to Stu.Gesch.Abt.908.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 914

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: 25 Jan.1944:
----- At Posen Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XXI.
First Commanding Officer: Major Friedrich Domeyer.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
Feb.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.914 was scheduled to be redesignated as Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 270, but remained as Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 914 and was transferred to Italy.
1 Feb.1944..... Moved, by train, through Silesia to Vienna, then Klagenfurt, and then into Italy.
6 Feb.1944..... Unit finally received its assault guns at Verona.
Aug.1944..... Unit redesignated Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 208 and was re-equipped with German assault guns.
*Sep.1944..... Reorganized and redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 914.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 915

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Winter of 1942/1943 (Dec.1942?):
----- At Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Summer 1943..... Unit officially disbanded. It is uncertain if Stu.Gesch.Abt.915 ever completely finished its formation.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 916

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Winter of 1942/1943 (Dec.1942?):
----- At Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Summer 1943..... Unit officially disbanded. It is uncertain if Stu.Gesch.Abt.916 ever completely finished its formation.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 918

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Winter of 1942/1943 (Dec.1942?):
----- At Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Summer 1943..... Unit officially disbanded. It is uncertain if Stu.Gesch.Abt.918 ever completely finished its formation.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1023

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: 25 Oct.1942:
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
11 Aug.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Abt.1023 was attached to 23.Infanterie-Division while repulsing a Russian counterattack near Modohn, Latvia.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1028

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: 1944:
----- Details unknown at this time.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
02 Jul.1944..... Attached (along with Stu.Gesch.Bde.209) to 28. Jager-Division in an attempt to defend the Slutsk sector of 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte, during the Russian’s massive summer offensive (“Operation Bagration”).

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung “Ostpreußen 1”

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis I.
Date of Formation: Nov.1944:
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
History unknown at this time.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung “Großdeutschland”

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis III.
Date of Formation: 10 Apr.1942:
----- Originally formed when StuG.Batterie 640 became an organic part of Infanterie-Regiment “Großdeutschland” shortly after the end of the French campaign becoming the 16th (Sturmgeschütz) Kompanie. IV.Bataillon, of the regiment.
----- Mar.1942: Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) “Großdeutschland”   returned from the Eastern Front for conversion to Infanterie-Division (mot.) “Großdeutschland” and its 16th Kompanie sent to Treuenbrietzen where, along with the deactivated Stu.Gesch.Abt.192, it formed the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung “Großdeutschland” on 9 /10 Apr.1942.
First Commanding Officer: Major Schepers.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
Feb.1944..... Redesignated StuG.Brigade “Großdeutschland”.
12 Jan.1945..... Provisionally redesignated II./Panzer-Regiment “Brandenburg”.

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung “Burg”

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XI.
Date of Formation: 21 Jul.1944:
----- At Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XI, from 1.Lehr-Bttr./ Sturmgeschützschule “Burg”.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
2 Sep.1944..... Attached to VI. Armeekorps, 4. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
2 Oct.1944..... Attached to VI. Armeekorps, 4. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
1945..... Assigned to Höh.Arko 302 stationed in East Prussia.

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