Sturmgeschütz III

The Knight's Cross award ceremony for Oberwachtmeister Karl Pfreundtner, carried out by Major Dr. Paul Gloger (left). Pfreundtner was awarded the Knight's Cross for destroying 9 Soviet tanks within 20 minutes in Stalingrad. The Sturmgeschütz III is an Ausf. F, but the muzzle brake has been erased by German censors.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 244


Stalingrad, Russia

Close-up of the commander of a Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F/8.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 667


Eastern Europe

Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F/8 passing driving past German infantry. The soldier on the left is an Obergefreiter (corporal), with an Iron Cross Second Class ribbon and an Infantry Assault Badge.


Eastern Europe

Destroyed Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G and Kübelwagen in Normandy. The Sturmgeschütz III is missing its roof, possibly due to an internal explosion.


Roncey, Normandy, France

This Sturmgeschütz III has received add-on armor both in the form of tree trunks along the upper hull and spare track links mounted on the lower hull. Next to the Sturmgeschütz III is an Sd Kfz 252 half-track ammunition carrier.


Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G driving at a mountain pass, most likely in Italy or on the southern sector of the Eastern Front.


A Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G and two Sd Kfz 251, one an Sd Kfz 251/17, being inspected by US soldiers. These vehicles belonged to the Führer-Grenadier-Brigade, which attacked the US 80th Infantry Division at Heiderscheid on Christmas Eve.



Heiderscheid, Luxembourg

Rear view of a Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B, C or D.

Same Sturmgeschütz III as above.

Column of Sturmgeschütz III. The front vehicle is an Ausf. B.

Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. E during training.

Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B.

Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 192

Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. C, D, and E on the move.

Column of Light Tank, M3 passing a knocked-out Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. C or D and a Pz Kpfw III Ausf. J in North Africa.

North Africa

Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F with track links and foliage on the front.