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
5 October 1944 1 ammunition sergeant with 1 pistol added to combat train
21 October 1944 1 ammunition sergeant with 1 pistol added to company staff
These changes increased the number of pistols and non-commissioned officers by 2.
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  • 3 Telephone operator (Enlisted - M)
  • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
  • 2nd platoon (as 1st platoon)
  • Combat train
  • 1 Company 1st sergeant (NCO - O)
    • Also Bookkeeper and section leader
    • Submachine guns: 1
  • 1 Ordnance sergeant (NCO - O)
    • Added on 5 October 1944
    • Rifles: 1
  • 1 Motor sergeant (NCO - O)
    • Submachine guns: 1
  • 1 Weapons sergeant (NCO - O)
  • 1 Field kitchen sergeant (NCO - G)
  • 1 Medical sergeant (NCO - G)
    • Pistols: 1
  • 1 Assistant armorer (Enlisted - M)
  • 1 Writing clerk (Enlisted - M)
    • Also Car driver
    • Rifles: 1
  • 1 Stretcher bearer (Enlisted - M)
    • Pistols: 1
    • Motorcycles with sidecar: 1
  • 1 Field kitchen cook (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 1
  • 9 Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
    • Rifles: 9
  • 2 Ammunition handlers (Enlisted - M)
    • Also secondary Truck driver
    • Rifles: 2
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Motor vehicle maintenance section
  • 1 Armored vehicle mechanic I (NCO - G)
    • Also Motor vehicle maintenance section section leader. Staff sergeant.
    • Submachine guns: 1
  • 1 Armored vehicle mechanic I (NCO - G)
    • Also equipment manager
    • Pistols: 1
  • 1 Armored vehicle radio mechanic (NCO - G)
    • Pistols: 1
  • 4 Armored vehicle mechanic I (Enlisted - M)
    • Of which 1 blacksmith and armored vehicle welder, and 1 armored vehicle electrician
    • Rifles: 4
  • 4 Armored vehicle mechanic II (Enlisted - M)
    • 1 also Car driver, 2 also Truck driver
    • Rifles: 4
  • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
    • Equipped according to service manual D 623/3
  • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
    • For spare parts

Remarks

  • 4 company members were to be designated as Auxiliary stretcher bearer.
  • Of the 30 NCOs, 2 were Oberfeldwebel and 4 Feldwebel.
  • The company was to have a 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.