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looking for info on Sturmbatallion #8

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Hello gents, I have been trying to gather some history on Sturmbatallion 8, and have not been doing to good. Seems very little is easy to find on the unit. I have received very good info from this group in the past, and figured it is time to ask for help again on this unit. I recently aquired a luger marked to their MGK, and am trying to write up their battle history if possible. Thank you for any leads to books, or information in advance, John

Shared a pic of the unit mark on a 1917 DWM. John

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Hello John!

The Sturmbataillon had been set-up december 28, 1916 by A.O.K. Südarmee.

The Ersatz came:

for staff and storm-companies from II.Ers.Btl./Inf.Rgt.21

for MGK: 4.Ers.MGK/XVII.AK

for trench mortars: Pi.Ers.Btl.17

The bataillon probably fought in all major battles of the Südarmee, espacially:

2.3.17 and 12.-13.3.17: Battle of Lipnica-Dolna

25.6.17: Patrols at Lipnica-Dolna

29.6.-3.7.17: Defense of the russian offensive

29.6.-3.7.17: Battle of Brzezany

4.-20.7.17: Trenchbattles at the Narajowka, between Narajowka and Zlota-Lipa and Ceniowka

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Thank you Andy!!, There is very little I can find online.  I am sure they were sent to the western front after Russia got out of the war also. My search is on-going...... Again, thanks for your input,   John 

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Hello John!

Yes, you´re right! After armistice in the east, the Sturmbataillon 8 came under command of the 17th army at the western front

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Grey, thanks for link, too bad it is over, I would have had interest in that.I have seen other posts of documents related to this batallion I would be interested in also. Chris seems to have a few related to sturm 8 that are real killers!!!!  Hint......    John  

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