The Panzer-Sturmmörserkompanie "Tiger" was an independent company armed with the Panzersturmmörser that could be assigned to other units for specific combat missions. This table of organization and equipment came into effect on 7 October 1944 as a new unit type.

Summary

Unit outline

  • Unit command
    • Company headquarters
    • Light, motorized Field telephone cable team 3
  • 1st Platoon
  • 2nd Platoon
  • Combat train
    • Backup crew
  • Motor vehicle maintenance section

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 Combat train Motor vehicle maintenance section Total
Officers 2 1 1 - - 4
Non-commissioned officers 6 7 7 7 3 30
Enlisted 8 5 5 17 8 43
Rifles 8 1 1 16 8 33
Pistols 2 8 8 7 2 27
Submachine guns 6 4 4 2 1 17
Light machine guns 1 2 2 - - 5
38 cm Stu M - 2 2 - - 4
Light, cross-country cars (4 seats) 2 - - 1 1 4
Open, cross-country, 3 ton trucks - - - 9 2 11
Light motorcycles (350 cc) 1 1 1 - - 3
Motorcycles with sidecars 1 - - 1 - 2
Panzersturmmörser - 2 2 - - 4
Mittlerer Beobachtungspanzerwagen (Sd Kfz 251/18) 1 - - - - 1

Organization and Equipment

Full name: Panzer-Sturmörserkompanie "Tiger"

Abbreviation: Panz Stu Mörs Kp "Tiger"

Number: 1161

Date: 15 September 1944

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

Date Change
These changes increased the number of pistols and non-commissioned officers by 1.
5 October 1944 1 Ordnance sergeant with Rank group O with 1 pistol added to Train
21 October 1944 1 Ordnance sergeant with Rank group O with 1 pistol added to Unit command
  • 1st platoon
    • Enlisted
    • 4 Loader (Enlisted - M)
      • Pistols: 4
    • 1 Motorcycle messenger (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 1
      • Light motorcycles (350 cc): 1
    • Equipment
    • 2 Panzersturmmörser
      • Submachine guns: 2
      • Light machine guns: 2
      • 38 cm Stu M: 2
  • 2nd platoon (as 1st platoon)
  • Combat train
    • Equipment
    • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
    • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For small field kitchen cooker and rations
    • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For equipment and baggage
    • 3 Open, cross-country, 3 ton trucks
      • For fuel
    • 4 Open, cross-country, 3 ton trucks
      • For ammunition
    • Backup crew
      • Non-commissioned officers
      • 1 Armored vehicle commander (NCO - G)
        • Also Motor vehicle co-driver
        • Pistols: 1
      • 1 Armored vehicle driver (NCO - G)
        • Also Motor vehicle co-driver
        • Pistols: 1
      • Enlisted
      • 1 Radio operator (Enlisted - M)
        • Also Machine gunner and Motor vehicle co-driver
        • Pistols: 1
      • 1 Loader (Enlisted - M)
        • Also Motor vehicle co-driver
        • Pistols: 1

Remarks

  • 4 company members were to be designated as Auxiliary stretcher bearer.
  • Of the 30 NCOs, 2 were Oberfeldwebel (Technical sergeant) and 4 Feldwebel (Staff sergeant).
  • The company was to have a Gas detection squad consisting of 1 non-commissioned officer and 3 enlisted, and a Decontamination team consisting of 1 leader and 6 enlisted (one of which, to the extent available, should be either one Medical sergeant or Stretcher bearer).
  • 1 non-commissioned officer was to be designated Equipment manager.
  • Accounting and medical allocation were to be handled on a case-by-case basis through the unit to which the company was assigned.

Sources

  1. Allgemeine Heeresmitteilungen : Elfter Jahrgang 1944. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1944. BArch RH 1/167.
  2. Panzer-Sturmörserkompanie "Tiger" (Panz.Stu.Mörs.Kp."Tiger"). Berlin : Allgemeines Heeresamt, 1944. 3 p. K St N 1161, 15.9.1944. NARA T78 R393.