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Appr~F8r?~`~e't'fftt$_ ha lr COUNTRY. mist taera~ TOPIC Griet Troop Trains EVALUATION-J DATE OF CONTEN DATE OBTAINED REFERENCES 01 Ar97 r PT!- E9J nAT! OnEPARED_ 21 Anril is c1 PAGES 4 ENCLOSURES (NO. & TfPE) REMARKS 1. Railroad cars with military personnel fro: i Brest Litovsk to Rosengarten crossing the border near Frank-urt/Oder on 3 and 5 March 1953 included. 51 cars on 3 March; and 21 car 5 5 4Maa.rch. 2. Troop trains to Cottbus observed at the Frankfurt/Oder railroad station on 27 and 28 March included: .. train of 8 boxcars and an undetermined num r flatcars vith abnut 20n tranns- 14; AA smins and 25, s 1 11 o_n 27 March; and a train of 12 orders and an undetermined number of flatcars with a troop unit AA guns and 22 trucks,. 3. On 26 "arch, a troop train of ''? boxcars with a troop unit ' nd an undetermined number flatcart! .h artillery pieces and trucks, I Ihas observed at the Wusterarark railroad station. The train went, to Ao67-)eritz.2 4., Trodp trains to Rue:gen Island observed at the Stralsund railroad station on 25 March and 2 April included; a train of 30 boxcars and 15 flatcars, including 1 flatcar ca..-rr,ing a JS-1 tank, on 25 March; &nd a train of 50 to:scars on 2 Apri i. ` 5. Troop trains Ion 3 April include : t train of 9 boxcars, 23 flatcars and 5 n-type flatcars with an force unit frov Juete}bog-Altes Lager to Cottbus; and a train of 3 boxcars, 6 flatcar; and 3 SS-type flatcars fron Jueterbog.4ltes Lager to Sprenberg.4 6. The following troop trains pas-ed through th,Muellrose railroad station on 28 and 2C L'arch: 25X1 25X1 CLASSIFICATION SYCRET/cO JTROL - U. S, V ICih IS ONLY 25X1 Approved For Release 2006/12/18: CIA-RDP80-00810A001300520002-8 Approved For Release 2006/12/18: CIA-RDP80-0081OA001300520002-8 25X1 2 U.O. C+".'ICIAL.S, ONLY 25X1 Date inin Com os ition of March Troop Trains 40 flatcars with "J; guns and trucks 11 boxcars with a troop wit and 15 f].atoars with vehicles .10 converted boxcars with a troop unit and 30 flatcars with AA guns -:nd trucks 5 flatcars with 2 tanks and 2 truck 17 flatcars with aircraft parts, radio trucks and tank tru^,ks Frankfurt/Oder toward Cot.bus Frankfurt/Oder undetermined Meberose toward Cottbus toward Cottbus Frankfurt/Oder Frankf%..rt/0der toward. Cottbus 8 boxcars with Frankfurt/Oder a troop gait and 25 flatcars with trucks 7. Troop trains inclu:1ed; Date in AMU Combination of TrooR Tr no 8 60 axles 14 boxcars and 36 fla tears .51 cars 7 boxcars and 27 flatcars 20 boxcars and 31 I a tears 22 boxcars and 35 flatcaro ueterbog- .ltes Lager between 8 and 10 April Wittenberg Dali goti: Oneboritz 1(.411gow- Jal1go- Dov; ~critz 12 converted boxcars, Loburg 10 boxcars and 24 flatcars ? ~'T/CONTROI, - u, c . OF?'I(;I;Ls t"NLY reustrelitz Neustrelitz D a.ll ..ow-- Doeberitz Neustrelitz Noustrelitz Finow Approved For Release 2006/12/18: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001 300520002-8 Approved For Release 2006/12/18: CIA-RDP80-0081OA001300520002-8 S'::0RET/CON'. t'L, U. . OF ,IC3 L8 O ;E Y On 10 April, fc._:r tank loading were dispatched from the Dobri1u ;k- Kirchhain railroad station to Spre=:mberg.9 1. 1 omment. The two troop trains rgornrted in narye_ranh 2 carried It is definitely believed r the our troop trains reported in paragraph 6 of the present report also include the above trains of the 32nd t.`.~ i)iv (us). As the troop train went to Jueterbog, these trains probably were also bound for Jueterbog. Commont..,,. The troop train bel ones to throe trains carrying elements of the 2nd Light Arty Brig (US) which returned to Doeberitz fror- combat firing practices at Jueterbog. cannot cer e be determined. I 3. k'on. gat. On 29 ::arch 1953, a northbound troop train with tanks coming from a southerly direction was observed at Bergen on Aregen Islcnd the unit previously stationed at Bercen had left and a;.nother unit had arrived. 4. I I Cor rent. A? thou?h it is believed possible that, accordin^- to the planned enlargement of the airfield, the two air force regiments stationed at Jueterbog--Altes Lager airfi~,ld will.. be transferred, it is rather improbable that they rove to Cottbus where YTPL was confirmed. Thus,, the troop train to Cottbus probably carried a component of the 9th 2ecz Div which, on 14 March 1953, had left for Jueterbog for field exercises; 5.1 LaMr;en& elements of the 286 _ Gds AAA (teat - o the 6th Gds Tank v were loaded on '-.his train. On 7 and 8 April 195 preparations for a final trans- fer of the units stationed in Wit ;enborg to the Werder- .rkersdorf troop tr-uining unds. ? robab for summer training. Thus, the troop train -1 was the first train of a ?n erg to Forst Zinnia during the next days. t,mon moy-,.,nent fro- Wit 6. Comment the four troop trains Carr ed elements 2nd Light Arty 3r S) loaded at the Doeberit; railroad station.f the ive trains to have been loaded. As apparently the entire billeting equip,. ant 'tnd also uniformed wo,:_en were loaded, it is believed that, the brigade left for simmer training. In 1952, V e brigade was stationed in a carap in the Speck area cost of Moustrelitz during the summer. 7. I C?zrr,:ant The troop train probaoly carried a tank unit of he 1st 141?:'cz Div which returned to Doeber:`.tz after cot.pletion of field exercise?; in the _deustrelit area. Comment Theo train probahl-' carried an air force AAA unit which 8 1L __ re urned to Finow airfield after completion of combat firing practice at Altengrabow0 25X1 S'_CJ1rT/CONTRCL - U.S. t 'FICIALC OT,.! 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2006/12/18: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001300520002-8 At present, the occupation of Ruegen Island Approved For Release 2006/12/18: CIA-RDP80-0081OA001300520002-8 U.S. OFFICIALS t,= Al 9. ''or. ent. I after 10 April. 1953,, the 30th Gds 1{vr Tank SP RE gt of the 9th Heoz Div was to be transferred for rummer training,; probably to Weisswasser. In 1952' the regiment had moved on 14 April. 6GCR. T/CONTIROL U.S. ' FaGIiS I ONLY Approved For Release 2006/12/18: CIA-RDP80-0081OA001300520002-8