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.

Commander

Major Lemor
Hauptmann von Trotha

Order of battle

HQ
3 x Kompanie

Sources used

Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle - Panzer Tracts No. 8 Stumgeschuetz: s.Pak to Sturmmoerser
Thomas L. Jentz - Panzertruppen
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Waldermar Trojca & Markus Jaugitz - Sturmtiger and sturmpanzer in combat

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