Summary

Unit outline

  • Unit command
    • Company headquarters
  • 1st platoon
  • 2nd platoon
  • 3rd platoon
  • Motor vehicle maintenance section
    • Backup crew
  • Combat train
  • Baggage train

Manpower and equipment

The numbers in the table refer to the original organization. See the list of changes below.

Unit command 1st platoon 2nd platoon 3rd platoon Motor vehicle maintenance section Combat train Baggage train Total
Officers 1 1 1 - - - - 3
Non-commissioned officers 6 12 12 13 4 7 1 55
Enlisted 5 7 7 7 22 17 3 68
Rifles 4 4 4 4 17 16 4 53
Pistols 8 16 16 16 9 8 - 73
Submachine guns 4 8 8 8 2 1 - 31
Light machine guns 2 4 4 4 1 1 - 16
15 cm Stu H 43 (L/12) 2 4 4 4 - - - 14
Light car - - - - - 1 - 1
Light, cross-country cars (4 seats) - - - - 1 2 - 3
Medium, cross-country cars 1 - - - - - - 1
Open, cross-country, 2 ton truck1 - - - - 1 - - 1
Open, 3 ton truck - - - - - - 1 1
Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck - - - - 3 1 - 4
Open, cross-country, 4.5 ton truck - - - - - 5 - 5
Gleisketten-Lastkraftwagen 2 t (Maultier) (Sd Kfz 3) - 2 2 2 2 - - 8
Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1 ton (Sd Kfz 10) - - - - - -
Sturmpanzer 2 4 4 4 - - - 14
Light motorcycles (350 cc) 3 - - - - - - 3

Organization and Equipment

Full name: Sturmpanzerkompanie (14 Geschütze)

Abbreviation: Stu Panz Kp (14 Gesch)

Number: 1160

Date: 1 November 1943

The following changes were made to the table of organization and equipment:

Date Change
21 July 1944
  • An enlisted truck co-driver was removed from the backup crew.
  • An enlisted truck co-driver was removed from the combat train.
These changes decreased the number of rifles and enlisted men by 2.
  • 1st platoon
  • 1 Platoon commander (Officer - Z)
    • Also Armored vehicle commander
    • Pistols: 1
  • 3 Armored vehicle commander (NCO - G)
    • 1 also deputy platoon commander
    • Pistols: 3
  • 4 Gunner (NCO - G)
    • Pistols: 4
  • 1 Radio operator (NCO - G)
    • Also loader
    • Pistols: 1
  • 4 Armored vehicle driver (NCO - G)
    • Pistols: 4
  • 3 Radio operator (Enlisted - M)
    • Also Loader
    • Pistols: 3
  • 2 Ammunition bearer (Enlisted - M)
    • Also Radio operator and secondary Truck driver
    • Rifles: 2
  • 2 Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 2
  • 4 Sturmpanzer
    • Submachine guns: 8
    • Light machine guns: 4
    • 15 cm Stu H 43: 2
  • 2 Gleisketten-Lastkraftwagen 2 t (Maultier) (Sd Kfz 3)
    • For ammunition
  • 2nd platoon (as 1st platoon)
  • 3rd platoon (as 1st platoon, but with NCO (O) Platoon commander)
  • Motor vehicle maintenance section
  • 3 Armored vehicle mechanic (NCO - G)
    • 1 also section leader
    • Rifles: 1
    • Pistols: 2
    • Submachine guns: 2
  • 8 Armored vehicle mechanic (Enlisted - M)
    • Of which 1 welder and 1 electrician. 1 also Car driver, 1 also Truck driver.
    • Rifles: 8
  • 2 Assistant armorer (Enlisted - M)
    • Pistols: 2
  • 2 Armored vehicle radio mechanic (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 2
  • 2 Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 2
  • 2 Prime mover driver (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 2
  • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 2 ton truck1
    • Equipped for motor vehicle maintenance
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
    • For spare parts
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
    • For maintenance equipment
  • 2 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1 ton (Sd Kfz 10) or Gleisketten-Lastkraftwagen 2 t (Maultier) (Sd Kfz 3)
    • Backup crew
    • 1 Armored vehicle commander (NCO - G)
      • Also Backup crew leader
      • Pistols: 1
    • 4 Gunner, Loader, Radio operator, Armored vehicle driver (Enlisted - M)
    • 1 Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 2
    • 1 Car co-driver (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 2
    • 1 Light machine gun
    • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For crew transport and equipment
  • Combat train
  • 1 Company 1st sergeant (NCO - O)
    • Pistols: 1
  • 1 Motor sergeant (NCO - O)
    • Pistols: 1
  • 1 Radio sergeant (NCO - O)
    • Pistols: 1
  • 1 Weapons sergeant (NCO - O)
    • Pistols: 1
  • 1 Equipment sergeant (NCO - G)
    • Also Combat train leader
    • Rifles: 1
  • 1 Field kitchen sergeant (NCO - G)
    • Also truck co-driver
    • Rifles: 1
  • 1 Medical sergeant (NCO - G)
    • In car
    • Pistols: 1
  • 1 Stretcher bearer (Enlisted - M)
    • Also Car driver
    • Pistols: 1
  • 2 Assistant armorer (Enlisted - M)
    • 1 also Truck driver
    • Pistols: 2
  • 2 Car driver (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 2
  • 6 Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 6
  • 4 Secondary Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 4
  • 1 Writing clerk (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 1
  • 1 Field kitchen cook (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 1
  • 1 Light machine gun
  • 1 Light car
  • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
    • For maintenance sergeant
  • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
    • For medical officer
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
    • For large field kitchen cooker
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 4.5 ton truck
    • For fuel
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 4.5 ton truck
    • For fuel transport
  • 3 Open, cross-country, 4.5 ton truck
    • For ammunition

Remarks

  • 10 company members were to be designated as Auxiliary stretcher bearer.
  • Of the 55 NCOs, 3 were Oberfeldwebel and 9 Feldwebel.
  • The company was to have a consisting of 1 non-commissioned officer and 3 enlisted.
  • When in occupied territory, 9 of the enlisted positions in the Combat train were to be manned by Foreign volunteers. The positions to be filled were at the discretion of the unit commander.

Notes

  1. Alternatively Kfz 2/40. Back

Sources

  1. Sturmpanzerkompanie (14 Geschütze). Berlin : Allgemeines Heeresamt, 1943. 5 p. K St N 1160. NARA T78 R393.
  2. Allgemeine Heeresmitteilungen : Elfter Jahrgang 1944. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1944. BArch RH 1/167.