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Sturmpanzer-Abt.216

  • Formed on 19 Apr 43 as independent Heerestruppen with three Sturmpz.Kp.
  • On the Eastern Front assigned to Pz.Brig.21 in Jul 43.
  • Assigned to s.Pz.Jg.Rgt 656 in Oct 43.
  • Ordered to return to germany in Dec 43.
  • Transferred to Italy in Feb 44.
  • 4.Kp.formed on 26 Feb 44.
  • 4.Kp. used to form Sturmpz.219 on 30 Sep 44.

Sturmpanzer-Abt.217

  • Formed on 7 Apr 44 as independent Heerestruppen with three Sturmpz.Kp.
  • Transferred to the Western Front in Jul 44.
  • Ordered to Pz.A.O.K.6 on 16 Dec 44.

Sturmpanzer Pz 218

  • Ordered to be formed by 20 Aug 44 using StuG Brig.914.
  • Only the 2.Kp was formed (on 16 Aug 44).
  • 2.Kp. was sent to the Western Front in late Aug 44.
  • Ordered to be formed on 6 Jan 45 with Stab and three Kp. using Sturmpz.Kp.z.b.V. 218 and 2./Sturmpz.Abt.218.
  • On 24 Apr 45 converted to a Pz.Jg.Verband.