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April 23, 1953
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CLASSIFICATION t%J ENTRY East Ge ved For Release 2002/0 TOPIC 1 Soviet 'droop .`rains -RDP8RA?W30p5300027 EVALUATION see below PLACE OBTAINED- DATE OF CONTENT-2 to 17 DATE OBTAINED..__ REFERENCES- PAGES ENCLOSURES REMARKS Paragraphs 2 and 3 25X1 25X1 A _DATE PREPARED 23 Argil 1953 SOURCE 25X1X CB - converted boxcars, B -- boxcar, F - flatcar 25X1X 0 lu According to railroad records,, a troop train of O CB, 23 B and 68 F was loaded at Dallgow Doeberitz on 9 April 19530 20 The following troop trains were listed in railroad records between 14 and 17 April: Date in Composition of AMi1 Troop Trains From 14 18 B, 26 F 16 B, 18 F 18B, 25 F 15 21 8, 27 F 16 B, 28 F 13 B, 34 F 15 BD 26 F 6B, 15 F Brandenburg- Altstadt Brandenburg- Altstadt Brandenburg- Altstadt Brandenburg. Altstadt Brandenburg- Altstadt Brandenburg.. Altstadt Brandenbur. g-- Altstadt Brandenburg- A].tstadt Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Hillersleben 25X1 CLASSIFICATION SECRET Approved For Release 2002/07/15 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA001300536002-7 Shipment. Rec 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/07/15 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA001300530002-7 SECRET, - 2 . 25X1A 25X1 16 6 B? 20 F Brandenburg- Altstadt 18 B, 37 F Brandenburg- Altstadt 12 B, 45 F Brandenburg-. Altstac?t 12 B, 25 F Wildpar.k 27 B,, 26 F Potsdam 19 B, 32 F Potsdam 22 B, 27 F Potsdam 28 B, 26 F Wildparlk U B, 25 F Wildpazk 17 18 B, 31 F Brandenburg- Altsta6?t :I6 B, 30 F Brandenburg- Altstactt 25X1X 14 B, 34 F Wildpaa lc 12 B, 25 F Potsdam 25X1 Hillersleben Hillersleben Hillereleben Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Altengrabow Wolmirstedt Altengrabow Altengrabow 3. From 12:30 p.m, to 9:30 p.m,, on 16 April, only troop trains were allowed to operate on the Frankfurt/Oder railroad line. The shipments involved were directed to the Beeskow-Cottbus area, Civil traffic had to be directed to Cottbus via Guben. On 17 April. other troop trains were dispatched to Beeskow:, Cottbus and Jueterbog. Military trains we 3seen proceeding from the direction from Frankfurt/Oder6 25X1 - -border, )( 25X1p1.,~E:::~Co ent0 On 9 April. 1953, elements of the 2nd Light Arty Brig went from Doeberitz to Neustrelitz, o As 25X1A the number of cars reported in the rresen report is oa high for a single tzwop tra:.m 25X1 SECREET/ 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/07/15 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001300530002-7 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/07/15 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001300530002-7 SECRET4 25X1 25X1A 25X1,$, Conran o The rail movements to Altengrabow were previously re- ported by other sources. They irol.uded 7 troop trains carrying the 20th Army AT Arty Brig (US) from Brandenburg; and 8 troop trains with components of the 34th Arty Div (US) from Potsdam and Wildparko The troop trains from Brandenburg to Hillerslebon and, Wolmirstedt probably carried components of the 10th Gds Tank Div, In 1952, the rail movements from Brandenburg on 14, 15 and 16 April included five troop trains, 2 5X1A3? q9mmento It is believed that the blocking of the railroad line mentioned and the troop trains from Frankfurt/Oder to a southerly direction were connected with the movement of the 7th Gds Mecz Div to Lieberose. It is not yet clear whether Soviet units also moved to Cottbus and Jueterbog. It is doubted whether new Soviet troops arrived from the U.S.S.R., although a large number of flatcars was dispatched to Brest Litovsk during the last weeks indicating that these cars could have been used for the transportation of troops from Brest Litovsk SECRET 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/07/15 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001300530002-7