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April 5, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300190002-3 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY East Germany This mstsrls coat"" Infeswt$Wss essetiot the Ns- tloosl Dsfaass of the VMS" Stalls within the It"- -in of ihs sm""M ,Lws. Tie* ii. U.S.C. Ross. "Ift sad 'Its, the trssasWhn ? rsi atlas of wkloh in say -unose to an t-tantlwat sd 1MMa Is mehiNtad b law. Russian Vehicle Workshop, Progress, Berl in-Obersohoeneweide TOE sbUACE EVALUATIONS IN MIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (POE REM S" RNERN) Deliveries to the Russian workshop, Progress, Berlin-Obersehoeneweide, 4 December 1954 - 5 January 1955, 2 ZIS-150 mobile workshops Both these vehicles have been sent to the workshop as prototypes for a similar vehicle which is to be produced in the workshop. b. From Ketsohendorf i 22 brand-new GAZ-51 chassis for the building of ambulances; 1 brand-new o C 2. O ar, type EiEY, for the MI' p olonePavlov. utput in the period, 4 Dec ool of the w ember 1954 - ottk 5 ahop for the use of Lieutenant January 1955, T he following was the outpu t target for De cember 1954, a. R epairs, Nu mber of Units O verhaul of ZIS-5 engines 110 " " Studebak r ----'--- 90 " " Ford engines 50 " " Willys engines 100 of " Chevrolet engines 30 it it nAO -a--- 20 to buses (Studebak er) 5 to lathes 10 6 boring machines 10 grinding machin es 5 " punching machin es 2 MA AIR X_1 DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAOli 3 REQUIREMENT NO. RD 5 April 1955 0 (NOTE, W?Ai-s"a .MlrslL* I.4000al by "r') Phu 41*16oMss by "*" J Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300190002-3 Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300190002-3 The repair work is done for the sister concern in Zeesen. The machinery to be repaired is delivered by Red Army units to Zeesen -md then transported to the Betrieb Progress from there. Repaired machinery is then returned 25X1 25X1 b. to Zeesen. New Productions Numbe r of Units Studebaker engine blocks 550 ZIS-5 engine blocks 150 Willys engine blocks 50 Conversion of Willys into ambulances 15 Ambulances on GAZ-51 chassis 18 Work benches 300 Pistons for Studebaker 1000 Pistons for Willys 1000 Pistons for ZI8-5 500 Cardan shafts for Studebaker 2000 Floating axles for Studebaker 1000 Seats for Studebaker 500 Drivers' cabs for ZIS-5 50 3hgine air pumps for ZIS-5 150 Shipment by rail: a. To Ketsohendorf 1 Dec. 1954, 13 Dec. 1954, 4 oars loaded with 60 2I8-5 drivers' nabs. 1 oar with 100 ZI8-5 engine blocks and 50 Willys engine blocks. 2 cars with ZIS-5 and Studebaker seats. b . To Brest/Nord via Frankfurt/Oder 16 Dec. 19541 2 oar ( *at 1 oar s with ZIS-5 engin erproof). with Studebaker e e bl ngine ocks in blocks sea packing in sea packing. 1 oar with Studebaker Ga rden shafts in sea packing. 28 Dec. 1954, 2 oar 2 oar s with Studebaker s with Studebaker Carde engin n shaft e block s in sea packing. s in sea packing. 4. The sister concern in Zeesen, a. The concern is said to have been formerly a branch of the Deutsche Reiohspost. (1) Items delivered to Zeesen for overhauls 7 bowsers ZIS-5 The vehicles arrived on 5 Jan. 1955 in convoy. Drivers wore black/red shoulder boards and I MT (2) Items collected from Zeesen 1 G Z-51 Driver with black/red shoulder boards and MT insignia. S-R-C-R-S Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300190002-3 Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300190002-3 Co 8-5 rear axles and ZI8-5 engines. 1 overhauled ZIS-5 bus Driver with black/red shoulder boards an ]tr insignia. 1 ZIS-1501 Driver with blank/red shoulder boards and )C insignia. c d k/ a e -- - -? shoulder boards and 1r insignia oolleoted 3 ZIS-5 engines and 1 Studebaker engine. 5. Ketsohendorf spare pare dump during the period, 4 December 1954- 5 January 19551 a. The spare parts dump is housed in the buildings of a former factory in Ketsohendorf, in the main buildings of which is located a tank unit. b. The following vehicles were seen collecting spare parts, Diesel,Driver and partner with blaok/red shoulder boards and IV insignia. Studebaker. Driver with black/red shoulder boards and IQ' insignia. Ca; German driver L from Leipzig and had brought a lieutenant, colonel to etaohendorf to make some purchases. o. The following arrived at Ketsohendorf from the USSRi Approximately 100 brand-new ambulances, type GAZ-51. A. en w_ 195 4, were standing in the courtyard. 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300190002-3