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

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade (Feld) 300

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis X.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung (Feld) 300.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
Late Apr.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde. (Feld) 300 was fighting in the Heeresgruppe Nordukraine area of operations and acted as part of the rearguard covering its retreat westward in mid-July. It fought at such places as Tarnopol, Brody, Lemberg and, now on German soil, Neiss-Otmachau.
2 Oct.1944..... Attached to LIX. Armeekorps. 17. Armee, Heeresgruppe A.
18 Jan.1945..... Attached to XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps, 4. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe A.
9 Feb.1945..... Unit attached to VIII. Armeekorps, 17. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
19 Feb. 1945..... Stu.Gesch.Bde. (Feld) 300 was reinforced with the addition of Kampfgruppe “Gruber”, the Major also became Stu.Gesch.Bde. (Feld) 300 commander. This formation was formed from Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildung-Abt. 300 (remnants) and 3.Bttr./H-Sturmart.Bde.184.
16 Mar.1945..... Attached to VIII. Armeekorps, 17. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
*15 Apr.1945..... Redesignated Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade (Feld) 300 in Apr.1945.

Notable members
Heinrich Karl Timpe (usually credited with 59 destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 301

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 301.
First Commanding Officer: Major Jan Sekirka.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500.

UNIT HISTORY:
Feb.1944..... Unit transferred to the Eastern Front and split on arrival. 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.301 was sent to Tarnopol, where it was later destroyed; while the remainder of the Brigade was assigned to 4. Panzerarmee at Proskurov.
15 Feb.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.301 attached to X. Armeekorps.
15 Apr.1944..... Unit attached to L. Armeekorps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
Sep.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.301 transferred to Slovakia.
Oct.1944..... Unit transferred to Krakow for reorganization and refitting. A planned 4.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.301 was planned but never carried out.
Jan.1945..... Unit returned to the fighting on the Eastern Front.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 303

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 303.
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:
14 Feb.1944..... Assigned, with vehicles, to Heeresgruppe Nord.
4 Mar.1944..... Attached to XXXVIII. Armeekorps, 18. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
2 May. 1944..... Attached to L. Armeekorps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
10 Jun.1944..... Assigned to Armee-Abteilung Narwa.
23 Jun.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.303 was transferred (along with 122. Infanterie-Division and other assets) to Finland to bolster Finland’s waning interest in continuing as Germany’s Axis partner. In anticipation of this move the unit was issued with a 4th batterie eleven days before departure.
7 Sep.1944..... Unit withdrawn from service in Finland.
27 Sep.1944..... Attached to Panzer Verbaende “Col.Lauchert” to reinforce 3.Panzerarmeee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
Nov.1944..... Assigned to 6. Armee stationed in Hungary.
*Oct.1944..... Redesignated Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 303.

StuG III of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 303 in Finland
stug-brig-303-finland
(Courtesy of Kurt Leyman)

Insignia of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 303
stug-brig-303-insignia
(Courtesy of Jaska Petsola)

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 311

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 311.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Karl Ludwig von Schönau.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
14 Mar.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.311 arrived in the Tarnopol area of the Eastern Front, via Altengrabow (Wehrkreis III), to be immediately plunged into the desperate battles then in progress.
Mar.1944..... Unit destroyed during the fighting around Tarnopol.
Jul.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.311 was reformed in the Brzezany area of the Soviet Union and became operational again later that month.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 322

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 322.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Achim Zielke.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500.

UNIT HISTORY:
May.1944..... Assigned to Heeresgruppe Nordukraine in south-eastern Poland.
2 Oct.1944..... Attached to LVI. Panzerkorps, 4. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe A.
31 Jan.1945..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.322 officially disbanded. The remnants were merged into Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210 and Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 911.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 325

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 325.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Oskar Vogler.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
End Apr.1944..... Unit sent to Jassy, in Rumania, on the Eastern Front.
26 Apr.1944..... Attached to Rumanian “Guards” Infantry-Division, V. Rumanian Corps, 4. Rumanian Armee, Heeresgruppe Sudukraine.
15 Aug.1944..... Attached to VI. Rumanian Corps, 4. Rumanian Armee, Armee-Gruppe “Woehler”, Heeresgruppe Sudukraine, stationed west of the Sereth River.
20 Aug.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.325 was completely shattered in the “Black Sunday” attack of the Soviet’s Second Ukrainian Front.
22 Dec.1944..... Remnants of the unit, which had escaped capture by fleeing, mostly on foot, to the Carpathian Mountains to the west were regrouped at Baknybel, Hungary, and formed into 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.325.
1945..... The Brigade, such as it was, continued fighting westward through Hungary and ended the war surrendering in Austria.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 341

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 341.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Gerhard Pazur.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
1 Jun.1944..... Unit transferred to Narbonne, France.
31 Jul.1944..... 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.341 entered combat in Normandy.
1 Oct.1944..... Unit attached to LXXXI. Armeekorps, 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
5 Oct.1944..... Unit attached to LXXXI. Armeekorps, 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
31 Oct.1944..... Attached to LXVII. Armeekorps, 15. Armee, Heeresgruppe H.
7 Nov.1944..... Attached to 116. Panzer-Division, LXXIV. Armeekorps, 5. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe B, fighting in the Battles of the Hürtgen Forest.
16 Dec.1944..... Assigned to 15. Armee (Reserve), Heeresgruppe B.
2 Mar.1945..... Attached to Division “Bayerlein”, 15. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 393

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 10 Mar.1944:
----- Formed at Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Pelican.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
Mar.1944..... Unit transferred to Aufstellungsstab West, at Tours, France where its formation was completed on 20 Apr.1944.
May 1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.393 was sent to Jutland Island, where it finally received its assault guns.
Jun.1944..... Unit transferred to the Eastern Front and was first sent to the Duenaburg area of operations where it came under command of Heeresgruppe Nord.
Jul.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.393 was attached to a Kampfgruppe consisting of a portion of the 215. Infanterie-Division and instructed to close the gap between Heeresgruppe Nord and 3. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte. The attempt failed with heavy losses.
19 to 25 Jul.1944..... Along with 81.Infanterie-Division, 132.Infanterie-Division and s.Pz.Bn.502 the men of Stu.Gesch.Bde.393 battled to defend the city of Duenaburg, which was finally abandoned on 26 Jul.1944.
2 Aug.1944..... Assigned to 18. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
2 Sep.1944..... Attached to XXVIII. Armeekorps, 18. Armee (minus 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.393, which was attached to II. Armeekorps, Armee-Abteilung Narwa), Heeresgruppe Nord.
13 Oct.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.393 formed (along with 227.Infanterie-Division) the rearguard of 18. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord, as it fell back across the Duena River into the “Kurland Pocket”.
*Winter of 1944/1945..... Reorganized and redesignated Heeres- Sturmgeschütz –Brigade 393.

Notable members
Konrad Sauer (usually credited with 65 destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XX.
Date of Formation: 10 Jun.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 394.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 600.

UNIT HISTORY:
19 Jun.1944..... While still stationed at Azay-le-Rideau, France, Stu.Gesch.Bde.394 incorporated the disbanded StuG.Batterie 741 into its organization and received its vehicles and equipment.
1 Aug.1944..... Attached to LXXXIV. Armeekorps.
4 Aug.1944..... Unit entered combat near Vire, France.
26 Sep.1944..... Attached to 12. Infanterie-Division, LXXXI. Armeekorps, 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
2 Oct.1944..... Unit attached to LXXXI. Armeekorps, 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
5 Oct.1944..... Attached to LXXXI. Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe B.
4 Dec.1944..... Attached to LXXXIV. Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe B.
16 Dec.1944..... Assigned to 6. Panzerarmee (Reserve), Heeresgruppe B, for the Ardennes Offensive.
17 Dec.1944..... Attached to LXXIV. Armeekorps, 15. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
Jan.1945..... Attached to XXXIX. Panzerkorps, in the Alsace-Lorraine area.

Notable members
Albert Witte (usually credited with 56 destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 395

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 1 May 1944:
----- Formed at Neisse Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis VIII.
First Commanding Officer: Major Gerhard Behnke.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
17 Jul.1944..... Unit officially disbanded and used to help form.....
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1550.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1551.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1552.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1553.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1558.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1559.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 396

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis X.
Date of Formation: 22 Mar.1944:
----- Formed in Denmark and Wehrkreis X.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Josef Girkens.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
28 Mar.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.396 transferred to Aufstellungsstab West at Tours, France.
17 Jul.1944..... Unit officially disbanded and used to help form.....
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1550.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1551.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1552.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1553.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1558.
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1559.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 397

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: 16 May 1944:
----- Formed at Posen Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XXI.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Peter Nebel.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500.

UNIT HISTORY:
18 Jul.1944..... Unit officially disbanded – formation never fully completed.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 398

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: May 1944:
----- Formed at Posen Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XXI.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500.

UNIT HISTORY:
Unit officially disbanded – formation never fully completed.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade (Feld) 600

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung (Feld) 600.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.

UNIT HISTORY:
Spring.1943..... Unit transferred (without vehicles) to the Jüterbog Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III, for reorganization and rebuilding.
4 Jul.1943..... Unit assigned to Heeresgruppe Mitte (Reserve).
15 Mar.1944..... Unit attached to LV. Armeekorps.
25 Mar.1944..... Unit attached to LV. Armeekorps.
Jun.1944..... Unit reported fighting in the vicinity of Kholm.
*Fall 1944..... Reorganized and redesignated Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade (Feld) 600.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 667

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
------ Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
*10 Jun.1944..... Redesignated Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 667.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 825

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:
28 Aug.1944: Stu.Gesch.Bde.825, assisted by 79.Infanterie-Division and 370.Infanterie-Division, were scheduled to spearhead the breakout of IV. Armeekorps which was trapped deep within Rumanian territory by the Soviet August offensive. The escape attempt failed and IV. Armeekorps was destroyed.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 902

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 902.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
26 Jun.1944..... Unit encircled in Cherbourg. Remnants that escaped were later used to form a new Stu.Gesch.Bde.902.
1 Sep.1944..... Reportedly assigned to 19. Armee.
1 Oct.1944..... Attached to LXXXI. Armeekorps, 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
2 Oct.1944..... Attached to LXXXI. Armeekorps, 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
5 Oct.1944..... Attached to  LXXXI. Armeekorps, 7. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
4 Dec.1944..... Attached to Korps “Feldt”, 1. Fallschirm-Armee, Heeresgruppe H.
15 Dec.1944..... Attached to LXXIV. Armeekorps, 15. Armee, Heeresgruppe B.
16 Dec.1944..... Assigned to 6. Panzerarmee (Reserve), Heeresgruppe B for the Ardennes Offensive.
1945..... Reported fighting with 5. Panzerarmee in the lower Rhine area of operations.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis X.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 904.
First Commanding Officer: Major Kurt Türke.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jun.1944..... Attached to VIII. Armeekorps, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
Jul.1944..... Attached to Gruppe “Hartenek”, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
17 Jul.1944..... Attached to 4. Panzer-Division, Gruppe “Hartenek”, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
2 Sep.1944..... Attached to Kavalleriekorps, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
2 Oct.1944..... Attached to Kavalleriekorps, 2. Armee,  Heeresgruppe Mitte

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 905

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis X.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 905.
First Commanding Officer: Major Jobst Braum.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jun.1944..... Assigned to Heeresgruppe Sudukraine.
15 Aug.1944..... Assigned to Armee-Gruppe “Woehler” (Reserve), Heeresgruppe Sudukraine.
20 Aug.1944..... “Black Sunday”. Not much is known of the fate of Stu.Gesch.Bde.905 after the Soviet Second Ukrainian Front thrust down from the north directly into Armee-Gruppe “Woehler”. Like many of the other StuG.Brigades, attached to Heeresgruppe Sudukraine, it was probably destroyed as a cohesive fighting unit at the time.
*Fall of 1944..... Reorganized and redesignated Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 905.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 907

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 907.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.

UNIT HISTORY:
Mar.1945..... Attached to XIV. Panzerkorps, 14. Armee, Heeresgruppe C.
19 Apr.1945..... Attached to XIV. Panzerkorps, 14. Armee, Armeegruppe “Ligurien”, Heeresgruppe C.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 909

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 909.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Dieter Pohl.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
24 Jan.1944..... Unit attached to LVI. Panzerkorps, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
14 Feb. to 23 Mar.1944..... Attached to the 110. Infanterie-Division., XXXXI. Armeekorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte, fighting in the Bobruisk-Paritschi area on the northern edge of the Beresina Swamps.
19 Feb.1944..... Unit attached to LVI. Panzerkorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
15 Mar.1944..... Unit attached to LVI. Panzerkorps.
late Mar.1944..... Unit sent to Polozk and was attached to I. Armeekorps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord, for refitting.
14 Apr.1944..... Unit in transit to I. Armeekorps.
1 May.1944..... Unit dispatched to attack a Russian bulge in the front lines 30 kms. east of Polozk, along with other units of I. Armeekorps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
15 May 1944..... Unit attached to I. Armeekorps as O.K.H. (Reserve).
1 Jun.1944..... Unit still attached to I. Armeekorps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord, in the area of Polozk.
14 Jun.1944..... Unit attached to I. Armeekorps as O.K.H. (Reserve)
22 Jun.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.909 sent to Obol, northeast of Polozk, to assist the 205.Infanterie-Division (Heeresgruppe Nord) and the 252.Infanterie-Division (Heeresgruppe Mitte) in attempting to stop the Russian breakthrough along the Heeresgruppen boundaries. Obol was lost on the morning of the 23rd.
late Jun.1944..... On orders of O.K.H. the unit was attached to 24. Infanterie-Division (both from Heeresgruppe Nord) and assigned to 3. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte, in an attempt to stem the enemy breakthrough northwest of Vitebsk, in the IX. Armeekorps sector, during the massive Russian summer offensive.
16 Jul.1944..... Unit refitting while attached to 3. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
25 Jul.1944..... After being sent north to Heeresgruppe Nord, to assist in the battles around “Fortress Polozk”, Stu.Gesch.Bde.909 was ordered to return to the Heeresgruppe Mitte area of operations (along with 12.Panzer-Division, 212.Infanterie-Division and Stu.Gesch.Bde.277) to help bolster the already virtually destroyed Heeresgruppe Mitte.
30 Jul.1944..... Unit received 4.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.909.
2 Sep.1944..... Attached to Gruppe “Kleffel”, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
2 Oct.1944..... Attached to XX. Armeekorps, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
End of Jan.1945..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.909 was dissolved with 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.909 detached and later redesignated 1.Bttr./StuG.-Lehr-Bde.111.
1945..... Reportedly fighting in East Prussia.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 911

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis VIII.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 911.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Erich Hoffmann.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 300.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jun.1944..... Attached to 6. Armee, Heeresgruppe Sudukraine, I the vicinity of Kishniev.
15 Aug.1944..... Attached to XXXXIV. Armeekorps, 6. Armee, Armee-Gruppe “Dumitrescu”, Heeresgruppe Sudukraine.
20 Aug.1944..... The Soviet Armee’s Third Ukrainian Front attacked due west from their positions, south of Tiraspol, shattering the 6. Armee and completely destroying Stu.Gesch.Bde.911 on this “Black Sunday” for the German Heer.
Aug. to Sep.1944..... StuG.Bde911 was rebuilt at Lohburg, near Luneberg with three Batteries and an Infanterie-Begleit-Batterie.
*Dec.1944..... Reorganized and redesignated Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 911.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 912

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XIII.
Date of Formation: 14 Feb.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 912.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Johannes Karstens.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 200.

UNIT HISTORY:
15 Feb.1944..... Attached to XXXXIII. Armeekorps.
15 Mar.1944..... Unit attached to VIII. Armeekorps.
15 Apr.1944..... Attached to L. Armeekorps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
2 May 1944..... Unit attached to VI. SS-Corps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
15 May 1944..... In transit from II. Armeekorps to X. Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe Nord.
2 Jun.1944..... Attached to X. Armeekorps, 16. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord.
14 Jun.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.912 (minus 2.Bttr.) attached to II. Armeekorps as part of Heeresgruppe Nord (Reserve).
14 Jun.1944..... 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.912 refitting while attached to X. Armeekorps as part of Heeresgruppe Sud (Reserve).
24 Jun.1944..... 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.912 dispatched to assist 290.Infanterie-Division and s.Pz.Jag.Abt.751 (X. Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe Nord) in attempting to block the Russian breakthrough along Heeresgruppe Nord’s right flank.
11 Jul.1944..... Unit distinguished itself in fighting against the Russian attempt to split Heeresgruppe Nord’s X. Armeekorps and I. Armeekorps.
Aug.1944..... Unit attacked the Russian forces attempting to drive a wedge between 16. Armee and 18. Armee, of Heeresgruppe Nord. The attempt succeeded, to a degree, and both armies were able to fall back to a new line Bauske-Memele-Trentelburg.
15 Aug.1944..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.912 repulsed a Russian attempt to destroy 81.Infanterie-Division and 290.Infanterie-Division in an attempt to break through I. Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe Nord in an effort to reach the sea at Riga. During this period the unit was attached to Kampfgruppe “Gen.Kleffel” of 16. Armee.
2 Sep.1944..... Attached to Gruppe “Kleffel”, 16. Army, Heeresgruppe Nord.
*Winter of 1944/1945..... Reorganized and redesignated Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 912.

Notable members
Josef Brandner (usually credited with 66 destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)
Richard Engelmann (usually credited with 54 destroyed tanks but the exact number is unknown)

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 914

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XXI.
Date of Formation: Sep.1944:
----- Formed by reorganizing & renaming Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 208.
First Commanding Officer: Major Dr. Fritz-Lorenz Rabe.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz [und Ausbildungs]-Abteilung 400.

UNIT HISTORY:
16 Sep.1944..... Assigned to 10. Armee, Heeresgruppe C, stationed in Italy.
21 Oct.1944..... Unit assigned to 10. Armee, Heeresgruppe C, stationed in Italy.
2 Feb.1945..... Attached to LI. Armeekorps, 14. Armee, Armeegruppe “Ligurien”, Heeresgruppe C.
Mar.1945..... Attached to LI. Armeekorps, 14. Armee, Armeegruppe “Ligurien”, Heeresgruppe C.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 1170

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Jan. to Apr.1945 (see Unit History below).
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Böhmen (Apr.45).
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Jan.1945..... Stu.Gesch.Bde.322 was smashed in the area of Kielce-Lysa-Gora. The remnants of the Brigade were returned to Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XI. By order of the Sturmgeschützschule they were to be sent to be assembled at Luehe as a StuG.Batterie.
10 Mar.1945..... The new Batterie was moved to Lostau, 10km west of Burg.
31 Mar.1945..... Batterie now moved to the “Old Barracks” at Burg.
1 Apr.1945..... Batterie moved into the “New Barracks” at Burg and were told, at this time, that they were to become the 15th Kompanie (Panzer-Zerstoerer) of a newly forming Infanterie-Regiment.
3 Apr.1945..... The unit was now ordered to form the cadre for a newly forming Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 1170 and would become its 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Abt.1170. The Stab and a further two Batteries arrived over the next couple of days, including remnants of Stu.Gesch.Bde.249 and Stu.Gesch.Bde.278 (which would become 4.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.1170).
11 Apr.1945..... Unit attached to Division “Scharnhorst”, XX. Armeekorps, 12. Armee.

Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade III

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis
Date of Formation: Feb.1945:
----- Formed at Altengrabow Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis III.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Georg Vaerst.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Mar.1945..... Unit sent to the Western Front to assist in stopping the Americans from crossing the Elbe River at Magdeburg (Burg).
14 Apr.1945..... Reinforced with alarm troops from the Sturmgeschützschule at Burg it initially remained deployed against the Americans but was later transferred to the Eastern Front and attached to Division “Schill” as Stu.Gesch.Bde.“Schill”.

Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade II

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Activated Oct.1944 (Began forming 22 Jan.1945):
----- Formed by the Sturmgeschützschule at Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XI.
First Commanding Officer: Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Wagner
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
22 Jan.1945..... Unit began forming as "Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade II" from;
----- Stab./StuG-Lehr-Bde.II - from personnel of StuG-Schule “Burg”.
----- 1.Bttr./StuG-Lehr-Bde.II - from 1.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.909.
----- 2.Bttr./StuG-Lehr-Bde.II - from 2.Bttr./Stu.Gesch.Bde.191.
----- 3.Bttr./StuG-Lehr-Bde.II - from personnel of StuG-Schule “Burg”.
----- 4./ StuG-Lehr-Bde.II with "Feldkanonen," from Mar.1945.
Feb.1945..... While still attached to the Sturmgeschützschule it was renamed Sturmartillerie-Lehr-Brigade 111.

Sturmartillerie-Lehr-Brigade 111

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis XI.
Date of Formation: Feb.1945:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade II, which was still stationed at the Sturmgeschützschule, Burg.
First Commanding Officer: Unknown at this time.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Apr. to May 1945..... Unit assigned to 9. Armee and took part in the Battle for Berlin.

Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade I

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time
Date of Formation: 1 Jul.1944:
----- Formed by the Sturmgeschützschule at Burg (bei Magdeburg) Truppenübungsplatz, Wehrkreis XI.
First Commanding Officer: Major Wolfgang Kapp.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
Mid Jul.1944..... 1.Bttr./StuG-Lehr-Bde I was rushed to the Eastern Front to help shore up the disintegrating Heeresgruppe Mitte.
25 Jul.1944..... The remainder of the unit was transferred to Poland and stationed just south of Warsaw.
2 Sep.1944..... Attached to VIII. Armeekorps, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
Sep.1944..... Redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade 920.

Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade 920

Wehrkreis responsible for formation: Wehrkreis unknown at this time.
Date of Formation: Sep.1944:
----- Formed by renaming Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade I.
First Commanding Officer: Major Wolfgang Kapp.
Replacement Units or Replacement & Training Units:
----- Unknown at this time.

UNIT HISTORY:
2 Oct.1944..... Assigned to 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte.
9 Jan.1945..... Unit attached to VIII. Armeekorps. 9. Armee. Heeresgruppe Vistula.
Jan.1945..... StuG-Lehr-Bde.920 virtually destroyed during the Soviet Vistula-Oder offensive.
Feb.1945..... Unit temporarily designated Panzer-Vernichtungs-Abteilung 303, when attached to 303. Infanterie-Division "Döberitz", but then returned to its old designation.
1945..... Unit reported fighting on the Oder front.

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