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Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300610008-0 COUNTRY East Germany DATE DISTR. SUBJECT Billeting Department in the Ministry of Interior NO. OF PAGES PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE 18. SECTIONS 703 AND 794. OF THE U. S. CODE. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR REVEL- ATION OF ITS CONTENTS TO OR RECEIPT BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW THE REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM IS PROHIBITED. ILLEGIB CENTRAL REPORT INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. 2. In early January, the Berlin Billeting Department was located at 3 Bad Strasse in Strausberg. In conformity with the construction projects planned for 1955, the KI Group of this department was broken down into four sections: Section I for Installations Ia and Ib in Strausberg, Section II for apartment houses on Wriezener Strasse and Seeblick, and Installation III (Ledigenheim), Section III for Strausberg Eggersdorf, and Section IV for projects in Berlin, Finow, Hohensaaten, etc. 3. On 1 January 1955, two KI groups were newly established. They included the KI group for the Aero-Club in Cottbus, and the KI group for the VP-See in Stralsund. 1 4. In September 1954, it appeared that, effective 1 October 1954, the personnel of the Berlin Projecting (PB) Office was to be cut 50 percent. On 1 October, the new structure'of the PB was discussed at a meeting which was held at Lieutenant Colonel Koehler's (fnu) office. In response to a request, a list of top officers of the PB which also indicated their ranks was forwarded to Lieutenant General Hoffmann on 7 September. Officers mentioned therein included Lieutenant Colonel Werner Krause, head of the PB; Major Ernst Berger, technical head; Major Neumann (fnu), chief architect; Major Erich Niening, chief engineer; Major Walter Wieland, head of the cadre department; and Major Schuch (fnu), head of the finance department. 2 5. On 1 October 1954, Werner Krause, head of the PB, was given leave for study at a university. Walter Wieland was appointed his temporary successor. Galam"l Siam Koehler was in charge of the PB office. On 1 October, !. tOdwi.sr3 Ibid. V V=i"" JA 6600401M Irtth a bri"rv NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION 3 May 1955 CLASSIFICATION AIR # 'sr FBI ~- - Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300610008-0 Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300610008-0 6. On 1 October, the Official designation of the office was "Projektierungsbuero der KVP, Berlin". Z Since November 1954, the MdI placed no more projecto orders with the PB as project-panning policies for the KVP were scheduled to be subjected to basis changes. It was also planned to cancel some projects due to ILLEGIB 8. In late January 1955, it was determined that the IIdI,KVP intended shortly to establish a projects office of its own whose personnel was scheduled to include only uniformed members. Reliable architects and construction engineers who were dismissed from projects offices in Berlin in connection with the general dismissal action affecting this category redeived from their employer's office a letter of recommendation which was addressed to the 2d Section of the Construction Department at the i:IdI/KVP. 2 and 3 9. In mid-January 1955, it was leamed that, upon the establishing of a finance department within the MdI, the projects would be financed after technical and objective examination and approval by the KI groups. 5 Comment. These plans are possibly connected with preparatory measures 25X1 or the separation of a special Ministry of Defense from the present Ministry of the Interior. Under the provisions of such planning, a separate central KI group is possibly envisaged for each of the three services. Comment. It is considered possible that analogous plans are also set up for the projects offices. The Berlin projects office is possibly to be used 4p -Land office. The new projecting office which is going to b shed is possibly the superior headquarters for the three serv _ eventual defense ministry. The VP-See and Aero-Club high Comm sub or y include their own projects ch are presumably a technical respect to Major A&Z r, chief of the e construction and billeting department, who as "Deputy Minister of Construction" and is armed-forces-level missions in this capacity. ently been reported be in char, -e of Comment. Lieutenant Colonel Koehler (fnu) is deputy of Colonel Ibh 9nes Rochlitzer I', chief of the Billeting Department, and simultaneously the head of the 2d Projects Section and ; 3d Control and Inspection (KIl Section of this department. Comment. The inspection of the building sites in Strausberr has een mentioned in a previous report. 5. Comment. '* 3a safill 1inr1ai-ca??mincri mAinl, nffinn +hia finennn A ------ ^-+ really is. It by Colonel Rei of the MdI whi by a previous allocated, on de -rte partment. 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006300610008-0