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March 7, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/17: CIA-RDP80-00810A006300590008-3 COUPN RY TOPIC EVALUATION DATE OF CONT DATE OBTAINED- REFERENCES 2 PAGES REMARKS CLA4 Ft + . 3110 East Germany Detraining of Tanks in Satzkorn; Transport Movements in the area 1. On 8 February 1955. at about 1925, train) )arrived at Satzkorn railroad station from Brest Litovsk. Fifteen high- ranking officers, some of whom belonged to units from Krampnitz, had already come to the station at about 1630. The following troops and materiel was unloaded between 2015 and 0315: of Sperenberg, Luckenwlde and Forst Zinna PLACE c TAM[ . 7 March 1955 :ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE) 20 tanks (T-54 ?) 1 boxcarload of batteries and accessories escorting personnel from two boxcars The railroad station was heavily cordonned off. The detraining detail was furnished by troops from the Kavallerie Schule (2161) in Krampnitz. The escorting crew installed batteries and o#her unidentified accessories from the boxcars and left toward Krampnitz. The superstructure of the tanks was covered with canvas. 1 2. At 0720 on 10 Februay. 65 to 8 boxcars and about 30 to 35 flatcars were loaded at the Forst-Zinna railroad station. Materiel entrained included 6 field howitzers of about 100 mm, 4 to 7 AT guns of not more than 75 mm and about 15 to 20(t trucks. 3. Assemblies of rolling stock was observed in the following towns: a. Jueterbog railroad station: 20 flatcars,5 boxcars for troops b. Forst Zinna railroad station: 22 flatcars and 4 boxcars for troops c. Luckenwalde railroad station: 18 RRy-type cars and 20 flatcars. 2 motor vehicles were seen on positions by means of nmmerous green very signal lights.) 25X1 practices involving 400 to 500 men. The troops practiced 25X1 25X1 25X1 4. D-ail-y between 1900 od from 31 Jamar-y to 7 eb troops from the Artillgwia U* .'3281 in Kummeradoxf maga"d in night Approved For Release 2008/06/17: CIA-RDP80-00810A006300590008-3 CI A.CcIF}"JIT)nIJ SEC Approved For Release 2008/06/17: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300590008-3 Between 0730 and 0815 on 31 January, a column consisting of about 70 trucks with about 50)d7-mm A.A guns, 2 ambulances, 4 repair shop trucks and about 3 radio trucks drove to?v.a_r(1 L>ckPnwa,lAo from the direction of Sperenberg. Each of the trucks oarried about 1.0 men a.rd ammunition boxes. Comment. The recent arrival of tanks on trains exceeding the scheduled load is known from official records. In addition to shipments bound for Satzkorn, the following were noticed: Two shipments (7th Gds Tank Div ) to Meinsdorf 1 shipment (9th Tank Div) to Roederau and 1 shipment (6th ;ds_Ta-Nk Dive to Wittenberg. tanks of the new type (T-54 ?) (2161) in Krampnitz is/now believed to have a total of about 30 e 10th Gds Tank Div in the Kavallerie Schule Comment. Probably a shipment and assembly of rolling stock for the 1st Mecz Div in connection with the termination of artillery firing in Jueterbog-Forst Zinna. Comment. The bulk of the 56th Motor Trans Regt of the GSFG is housed in the Artillerie Kaserne (3281) in Kummersdorf. "lost of the motor vehicle elong to the GSFG in Kummersdorf. fNight practices were also conducted in other posts during the same period. omment. It is believed that the units observed were elements o e 2d Gds AAA Div en route to the Jueterbog-Forst Zinna troop training grounds where firing practices by light AAA units have been observed since mid-January 1955? 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/17: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300590008-3