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December 27, 1954
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Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800350005-8 CLASSIFICATION SECRET COUNTRY TOPIC Troops of the KVP Department/Ministry of the Interior and Ferchels-Mahlitz Training Grounds EVALUATION PLACE OBTAIWED, DATE OF CONTENT DATE OBTAINED REFERENCES PAGES ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE), REMARKS PREPARED 27 December 1954 This is UNEVALUATED Information 1. Between 6 and 19 November 1954, 48 LVP officers were repeatedly seen at field training near Steinitz Lake near Eggeradorf. They were apparently trained by Soviet instructors. 1 2. In Camp Eggersdorf. AT guns with muzzle brakes, protective shields, split-trail gun carriages and an estimated caliber of 80 mm were seen. a total of 25 guns were stationed there. 2 3. Installation Eggersdorf was allegedly to be expanded to three times its present size. 2 4. Between 10 and 23 November. Camp ersdorf was oc by an estimated 1,100 msn* cuied On 1 December, the following personnel was seen passing in review: 520 men of the guard regiment with red collar patches 400 men with black collar patches and 16 men of a band. Approximately 190 men were on guard. Between 29 November and 3 December, daily routine activity included guard service, drill,, firing and field training. 3 5. The 50 officers who had been stationed in the camp since 1 November left on 26 November. They were of all branches of service and were drilled in groups and received firing training and field training. They were allegedly inspection officers. The building where the officers had been quartered up to 26 November was still vac$nt on 3 December. 1 Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800350005-8 . Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800350005-8 6. In late November, 80 dogs arrived for the kennels. The 50 tank trucks which arrived on 22 October were employed for supply trips or were lined up in the open up to 3 December. Many motor vehicles in need of repair were seen at the motor vehicle repair shop during the same period. 4 7. In November, the names of Captain Radoltschak of the guard regiment and Captain Steiger of the motor vehicle unit became known. Since November, an increased number of officers with silver-embroidered collar patches similar to those of the former German Army have been observed. 8. a new AAA regiment 25X1 was to be activated in Strausberg and officers and EM from the 25X1 Ruinenberg Kaserne had already been detached for this purpose. 2 9. Between 8 and 25 November, the quarters on Klietzer Lake were still occupied by approximately 1,200 men. The troops wore black collar patches. They engaged in drill with and without rifles and athletie exercises. No exercises were made on Klietz Lake. On 9 November, large tents with folded pneumatic rafts were stored in the material depot. From 300 to 400 men were daily detached for the sugar beet crop harvest. 5 10. Between 8 and 25 November 1954, the camp near Ferohels- Mahlitz auxiliary airfield was still off-limits. Heavy-weapon firing and tracks indicated that a tank unit was still stationed there. On 1 December, only a guard detail of about 30 men was stationed there. The training grounds was vacant and unguarded. 3. Comment. No other information on the officer' course has been 25X1 obtained branches officers so far. The fact that the officers belonged to various of service indicates that the training 'course was held for of the KVP department with the Ministry of the Interior. C . The arr 1 of 4 AT guns on 27 October was reported 25X1 The caliber was then estimated 25X1 at 37 mm. The appearance of 25 AT guns cannot yet be interpreted. It is possible that the guns were confused up with AL guns. No information indicating the activation of an AA regiment in Strausberg has hitherto been received; it is plausible, however, that the Strausberg installation will receive AAA protection. The quartering of such troops in Camp Eggersdorf is probable since this installation will allegedly be enlarged. present report. (Comment. Engr Regt Wronski istatationed there. It appears that, cfiir-#e other units, recruit training has already begun. Anooth 'source observed 20 tents south of the" Aar'ters in October. These tents probably belongid-to the.mat_4r.ial depot mentioned in the SECRET Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800350005-8 Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800350005-8 Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800350005-8