German StuG III assault gun in Stalingrad, Russia, Sep 1942, photo 1 of 2

Caption   German StuG III assault gun in Stalingrad, Russia, Sep 1942, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-B28877
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Sturmgeschütz III   Main article  Photos  
Battle of Stalingrad   Main article  Photos  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos at Same Place Stalingrad, Russia
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 26 Dec 2009
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- of name of the originator, i.e. the photographer.
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Craig R says:
3 Apr 2020 09:19:09 PM

I believe that this photo goes along with photo 3 of 3 (Bild 183-J21826) in the other StuG III pics posted here at WW2DB. That photo ( has similar terrain, lighting and clouds in the sky... but even more important, the background shrubs and hill shapes on that photo's extreme left side - behind the StuG III's dust - seem to match the same features in THIS photo's extreme right side.

Additionally, the photographer names are permutations of the same name: Schröter and Schroedter.

The Bild numbers are not in sequence as they have been on other sequential photos, but I wonder if that was a quirk of how they were categorized.

Anyway, I guess that makes this photo 4 of 3!
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
4 Apr 2020 07:33:19 AM

Thank you Craig, we have reorganized these photos a little bit with your findings in mind.
3. Craig R. says:
15 Apr 2020 08:15:02 PM

Very glad to have been of help! Thanks for your reply/action.

By the way, on an unrelated note, is that a halftrack (SdKfz.250) in the rear of the column?
4. Craig R. says:
4 May 2020 08:39:15 AM

Having done a little more online research, the halftrack in the rear of this column might actually be an ammunition carrier (Sd.Kfz.252); I based this guess on its shape compared to some other photos of that type. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to confirm without a higher-resolution photo, or else another taken in this series (if it exists).

If I find out any more information, I'll add it later, with advanced thanks to WW2DB for allowing this open commenting!

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