Begleit Assault Platoon


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The 189. Sturmgeshôtz-abteilung was the first StuG assault gun unit to receive dedicated Begleit, or escort, troops. These tank riders were first assigned to the batterie for the Battle of Kursk, armed with rifles and submachine-guns. In the summer of 1944 the new Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle began making appearances among the troops.

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