Unfortunately my German is limited. I can struggle through Gliederungen, K.St.N. and such, but I don't have the fluency to read some of the wonderful German books out there on the StuG. What follows are some of the books I have on StuG's and those I am still looking for.
I have included links for some of the books below. For the harder to come by volumes, I have had good luck contacting Tom at Aberdeen Bookstore
Sturmgeschuetze vor! Assault Guns to the Front
Sturmgeschutz & Its Variants
7,000 Kilometers in a Sturmgeschutz
Sturmgeschuetze vor! Assault Guns to the Front byFranz Kurowski
Over 300 black & white
photos and 16 pages of color art by Jean Restayn. This book provides a history of all the independent Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung/Brigaden of the German Army. The photos alone make this book valuable and the detailed unit listing pushes it over the top.
Sturmgeschutz & Its Variants (Spielberger German Armor & Military Vehicles Series, Vol 2) by Walter J. Spielberger
The book covers self-propelled assault artillery used by the Germans in
World War Two. A majority ob the book is devoted to the StuG III with each production variant having its own chapter. The StuH's and StuG IV's are covered as well as some prototype and experimental models. 7000 Kilometers in a Sturmgeschütz by Heinrich Engel
Engel joined Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 660 after Poland. He fought in the French Campaign and then in Russia. In 1943 he became a gun commander in the just formed Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 259. In September 1943 he knocked out 15 Soviet tanks in a single day (and got the Knight's Cross for it). This book contains Engel's diaries and almost 200 black and white photos documenting Engel's career and the units he fought with.
Sturmartillerie and Panzerjager 1939-45 (New Vanguard #34.)
Originally the German assault gun was designed as an infantry support weapon, but the changing conditions of the battlefields of the Second World War forced it to adapt to perform a number of different roles, most importantly as a tank destroyer, although the infantry support role was never wholly discarded. If the much-glamorised Panzer divisions were the sword of the German army then the assault gun and tank destroyer units were its shield. As the Panzers' grip on the battlefield began to fail, though, it was left to the assault gun and tank destroyer crews to take up the burden.
The Stug III Assualt Gun
Manning and Organisation
Tank Destroyer Tactics
The Key to Mobility
Sturmgeschütz III Assault Gun 1940-42 (New Vanguard)
The workhorse of the German Army that swept across Poland, France and Russia, the Sturmgeschütz III saw service in all theatres of World War II, both in an infantry support role and as a tank destroyer. Cheaper and quicker to produce than a tank, the assault gun proved a remarkably effective weapon. Its design and development, production, capabilities and operational history are all closely examined, as is its tactical employment and organization into units. This book uses original German combat and experience reports to show how the Sturmgeschütz fared in action, whilst also providing information on both retrofitted and production modifications.
Design and Development
Early Successes in Russia
Sturmgeschutz III and IV 1942-45 (New Vanguard #37)
As the Second World War dragged on, heavy German losses in armoured vehicles and tanks ensured that assault gun units had to play an increasingly vital role in supporting the beleaguered infantry and countering Allied armour, particularly on the Eastern Front. The Sturmgeschütz was one of the most numerously produced and effectively deployed of the German armoured vehicles. This book reveals how the Sturmgeschütz provided the backbone of Germany's armoured forces in every theatre and on every front during the long fighting-retreat of the final years of the war.
Design and development- the Long 75mm and 105mm Howitzer
Production modifications and improvements 1942 to 1945
Production history - Manufacturing plants of Alkett and MIAG
Combat history examples
Commentary on the color artwork
Panzer Tracts No 8 - Sturmgeschutz
This 60-page Panzer Tracts has multiview 1:35 scale drawings of 15 versions of the Sturmgeschuetz, Sturmhaubitze, Sturmgeschuetz IV and Sturmpanzer IV, including 18 views not previously published. There is also unique coverage of a trial series with Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.B chassis and a second Ausf.A series using Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.G chassis.
In accordance with the high standard set for Panzer Tracts, the history and data were collected only from original documents and photographs. This sets the record straight, helping the reader eliminate the myths and misunderstandings surrounding these highly successful German fighting vehicles. The 49 high quality photographs were selected for their clear details and rare views, including many that have never previously been published.
StuG Abt. 197
THE HISTORY OF STURMGESCHUTZ-ABTEILUNG 197 by Karlheinz Munch
This book is somewhat of a precursor to the 653 book, detailing the unit history from its inception until early 1943, with new material, including those fabulous unpublished photographs Karlheinz is famous for. The book has 320 pages, 350 photographs, 1 map and 16 pages of color, (with many in 3D effect). This book was done in a limited print run, if you see one get it!
StuG. III-IV at War
STUG.III-IV AT WAR by Waldemar Trojca
A title in the "At War Series", illustrated with outstanding photos, from the early years through to 1945, nearly all previously unpublished with some in colour. Good detailed captions. Plus pages of colour artwork. over 360 photos. 216 pages.
Sturmgeschütz III -Backbone of the German Infantry Volume 1 - History: Development, Production and Deployment By Peter Mueller and Wolfgang Zimmermann
The first Volume of “Sturmgeschütz III - Backbone of the German Infantry” puts the weapon in its historical context and supports information about production and combat of the Sturmgeschütz III. Volume II will provide information for identification of variants and their production. Both volumes together will give the readers a full survey of the technical development of the Assault Guns and Assault Howitzers.
Sturmgeschütz III -Backbone of the German Infantry
Volume 2 - Identification, Restoring and Modeling
By Peter Mueller and Wolfgang Zimmermann
The second Volume of “Sturmgeschütz III - Backbone of the German Infantry” enables the readers
to identify the date of photographs;
to restore vehicles to working condition;
to build exact models;
Information identifying 90 externally visual characteristics - all illustrated by photographs – monthly modifications listed and presented in an easily understood approach.Field modifications are discussed as well.
There are photographs of all variants, placed in chronological order as accepted by the Armament Office. Also included are 4-side scale drawings off all variants in the popular 1:35 modeling scale.