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June 25, 1953
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ApIP ~fi~~~ _ 25X1X PLACE OBTAINED EVALUATION DATE OF CONTENT 25X1A DATE OBTAINED DATE PREPARED `~ o''`ne 1153 REFERENCES PAGES z ENC SURES 5X1A REMARKS 25X1X 1. On 2~ and ~9 p~fay 1.953, s?urce detern;ined that courses for artillery officers were conducted. in the I,andesjugendheirr on Wriezener Strasse, atrausber~=. At least ~0 artd not more than lOC officers, including about 20 captains and several iaajort:~ wearing red-bordered silver epaulets with artillery insignia, and 20 senior lieutenants and lieutenants wearing red-bordered silver epaulets witki arti11er3~ insignia were attending the courses. Several f ieldgrade a~'ficers wes.ring red-bordered golden epaulets with artillery insignia and a colonel wearing red--bordered golden epaulets with tank insignia, wera also o'o;~erved. Scarce had they 3,.~press3on-that two courses were held, Frith the students wearing red.-bordered silver epaulets and the instructors red-bordered golden epaulets. An &~-uun AA gun. was in the north section of the gymnasiur.? and two block and tac~~le sets were in the south section. A medium tank and another armored vehicl.e~ details of which could not be observed, were east of the gymz2asiura. Bei;ween noon and 2 p.m. on 29 A~ay, about 15 officers received 25X1 C instruction oz; tanks. At about 1 p.m., a lieutenant wearing red-bordered gc~lderr epaulets and l0 E1~? wearing r'ed-bordered black epaulets left the installation on a pneumatic raft toward Straussee (lake). carr~ring ration supplies entered the installation. TYie bail. ing oppose e e entrance of the Landesjugendheirn-was occupied as previously by abo~:zt 50 soldiers wearing red-bordered black epaulets with artillery insignia.. 2. ~'ouree was no's able to det:~rmne the occupation strength of the barracks installation on $traussee, Source did not observe any training activity ar vehicular tra''fc. Gate guards observed wore red-bordered black epaulets. T~ majors wearing crimson-bordered silver- epaulets with administrative service insigr~ia, a senior lieutenant wearing red-bordered golden epaulets without branch of service insignia, and ahorse-drawn ver~acle occupied by two soldiers wearin red-bordered-black epaulets were een en-route to the installation, were near2 5X1 C the vf'#'ieers~ billets, about 1~0 meters nor peas o e ormer gist home. 'T'he former ~ursehenf'uersorgeheirt; about 6Q0 meters east of the I,andes- jugendheim-was occupied by about 20C troops wearing red--bordered black epa~zlets , l Approved For Release 2002/01/10 :CIA-RDP80-00810A001900190007-4 25X1 C n i n r [? i >-t n n Tt n o t ^ u f' R ~T /f'~n~rirar-t ~-r4*"~'" .~~_... ?~hFf~'t' Approved For Release 2002/01/10 :CIA-RDP80-00810A001900190007-4 25X1 C . 25X1 C 25X1A 1C ~ComsnentW -The artillery officer school in the La.ndes~ugendheitr~ was occupied as previously by an instruction course:whereas the course conducted. at the NCO school non S~traussee probably ended in late Niay. he 25X1 A seen near the officers bit e s e ongs o e Iiecz Div. 25X1C 25X1A 2. ~,o_m,,Xnexit, in Worlid 'Tar II, belonged to the 152d Crds Rifle 25X1 C e~~' the 5~?th B 1 _e Uiv.' I21 Ju7_v 7 ~G_f3. Pl Pmt?nt.S of t~hP r7i sri ei nn _ ~.rhi nh were subordinate. to the Twenty-Eighth Army, .were in the Baranovichi area,. Byelorussian MD. It is, therefore, possible that the abovementioned division ~.t present, is stationed. a.n Brest, ss3.bly belongs to the P1C0 25X1 C school Q~' the- GOFG in the b~,rrac~ss ns a -a ion on 5traussee in Straueberg.. 25X1A SEGRET~CONT~OL Approved For Release 2002/01/10 :CIA-RDP80-00810A001900190007-4