The Sturmgeschützbatterie (mot) (zu 14 Geschützen) was a combined Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G and Sturmhaubitze assault gun battery. This Kriegsstärkenachweisung (K St N) (Table of organization and equipment) came into effect on 2 March 1944 as a new unit type. It was later replaced by the 1 June 1944 Kriegsstärkenachweisung 446.

Summary

Unit outline

  • Unit command
    • Gun battery headquarters
  • Combat battery
    • 1st platoon (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G)
    • 2nd platoon (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G)
    • 3rd platoon (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G)
    • 4th platoon (Sturmhaubitze)
  • Motor vehicle maintenance section
  • Gun battery 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 4th platoon Motor vehicle maintenance section Gun battery train Total
Officers 1 1 1 - - - - 3
Non-commissioned officers 10 9 9 10 10 3 6 57
Enlisted 10 8 8 8 8 16 17 75
Rifles 11 5 5 5 5 18 18 67
Pistols 10 13 13 13 13 - 4 66
Submachine guns 5 6 6 6 6 1 1 31
Light machine guns 2 3 3 3 3 - 2 16
7,5 cm Stu K 40 (L/48) 1 3 3 3 - - - 10
10,5 cm Stu H 42 1 - - - 3 - - 4
Light car, amphibious 2 - - - - - - 2
Light, cross-country cars (4 seats) - 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Enclosed, cross-country, 2 ton truck1 1 - - - - - - 1
Open, cross-country, 2 ton truck2 - - - - - 1 - 1
Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck - - - - - 2 9 11
Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck (4 seats) - 2 2 2 2 - - 8
Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1 ton (Sd Kfz 10) - - - - - 2 - 2
Sonderanhänger 31/1 - 1 1 1 1 - - 4
Open, multi-axle, 3 ton trailer - - - - - - 2 2
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G 1 3 3 3 - - - 10
Sturmhaubitze 1 - - - 3 - - 4
Light motorcycles (350 cc) 2 - - - - - - 2
Kleines Kettenkraftrad (Sd Kfz 2) 1 - - - - - - 1

Organization and Equipment

Full name: Sturmgeschützbatterie (mot) (zu 14 Geschützen)

Abbreviation: Stu Gesch Battr (mot) (14 Gesch)

Number: 446 b

Date: 1 February 1944

  • Combat battery
    • 1st platoon
    • 1 Platoon commander (Officer - Z)
      • Also Gun commander
      • Pistols: 1
    • 2 Gun commander (NCO - G)
      • Pistols: 2
    • 3 Gunner (non-commissioned officer) (NCO - G)
      • Pistols: 3
    • 3 Armored vehicle driver (NCO - G)
      • Pistols: 3
    • 1 Liaison officer (non-commissioned officer) (NCO - G)
      • Pistols: 1
    • 3 Radio operator (Enlisted - M)
      • Also Loader
      • Pistols: 3
    • 2 Ammunition bearer (Enlisted - M)
      • Also Radio operator and secondary Truck driver
      • Rifles: 2
    • 1 Car driver (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 1
    • 2 Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 2
    • 3 Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G
      • Submachine guns: 6
      • Light machine guns: 3
      • 7,5 cm Stu K 40: 3
    • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
    • 2 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck (4 seats)
      • For ammunition
    • 1 Sonderanhänger 31/1
      • For ammunition for 7,5 cm Stu K 40
  • 2nd platoon (as 1st platoon)
  • 3rd platoon (as 1st platoon, but with NCO (O) Platoon commander)
  • 4th platoon (as 3rd platoon, but with Sturmhaubitze in place of Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G)
  • Motor vehicle maintenance section
  • 3 Armored vehicle mechanic (NCO - G)
    • 1 also section leader
    • Rifles: 2
    • Submachine guns: 1
  • 2 Armored vehicle mechanic (Enlisted - M)
  • 2 Armored vehicle mechanic (Enlisted - M)
    • As Armored vehicle gearbox mechanic, also secondary Truck driver
    • Rifles: 2
  • 2 Armored vehicle mechanic (Enlisted - M)
    • As Running gear mechanic, 1 also secondary Truck driver
    • Rifles: 2
  • 1 Armored vehicle mechanic (Enlisted - M)
  • 1 Armored vehicle mechanic (Enlisted - M)
  • 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 truck2
    • Equipped for motor vehicle maintenance
  • 2 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
    • For maintenance equipment and spare parts
  • 2 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1 ton (Sd Kfz 10)
    • Gun battery train
    • 1 Company 1st sergeant (NCO - O)
      • Section leader
      • Submachine gun: 1
    • 1 Motor sergeant (NCO - O)
      • Pistols: 1
    • 1 Weapons sergeant (NCO - O)
      • Pistols: 1
    • 1 Equipment sergeant (NCO - G)
      • Also secondary Truck driver
      • Pistols: 1
    • 1 Bookkeeper (NCO - G)
      • Also secondary Truck driver
      • Rifles: 1
    • 1 Field kitchen sergeant (NCO - G)
      • Also secondary Truck driver
      • Rifles: 1
    • 1 Gun battery writing clerk (Enlisted - M)
      • Also secondary Truck driver
      • Rifles: 1
    • 1 Fuel attendant (Enlisted - M)
    • 1 Field kitchen cook (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 1
    • 1 Tailor (Enlisted - M)
      • Also secondary Truck driver
      • Rifles: 1
    • 1 Shoe maker (Enlisted - M)
      • Also secondary Truck driver
      • Rifles: 1
    • 1 Machine gunner (Enlisted - M)
      • Also secondary Truck driver
      • Pistols: 1
    • 1 Car driver (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 1
    • 9 Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 9
    • 1 Secondary Truck driver (Enlisted - M)
      • Rifles: 1
    • 2 Light machine guns
    • 1 Light, cross-country car (4 seats)
    • 2 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For ammunition
    • 4 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For fuel
    • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For supplies and equipment
    • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For provisions and baggage
    • 1 Open, cross-country, 3 ton truck
      • For large field kitchen cooker
    • 2 Open, multi-axle, 3 ton trailer
      • For ammunition

Remarks

  • 6 battery members were to be designated as Auxiliary stretcher bearer.
  • Of the 57 NCOs, 3 were Oberwachtmeister and 4 Wachtmeister.
  • The company was to have a Gas detection squad consisting of 1 non-commissioned officer and 3 enlisted.
  • When in occupied territory, 10 of the 75 enlisted positions in the Combat train were to be manned by Foreign volunteers, three of which in the train. The positions to be filled were at the discretion of the unit commander.

Notes

  1. Alternatively Kfz 17. Back
  2. Alternatively Kfz 2/40. Back

Sources

  1. Allgemeine Heeresmitteilungen : Elfter Jahrgang 1944. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1944. BArch RH 1/167.
  2. Sturmgeschützbatterie (mot) (zu 14 Geschützen). Berlin : Allgemeines Heeresamt, 1944. 3 p. K St N 446 b. NARA T283 R123.