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Approved For Release 2008/04/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500860002-7 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT Thus matorual aoatalas lalbemattoa aft ottai dw Na- tlonal Dafsass of tba Vaitt MW wit is as assaa- ing of tha urplaoa{a Laws. TLtM@ 1$. VAC. Soft 7E4 and 794, the traamlnloa or ratwtISs of wtltah In e S-E-CSR-E-T an manna to an uaaut oruw I v 25X1 by low. NOFORN COUNTRY East Germany DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIW Weekly Air OB REPORT DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAOU 14 April 1955 REQUIREMENT NO. RD THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIV;;'; }c. { THE APPRA15AL OF CONICNI 10 TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) The following is a summary of information oz: Soviet airfields and air activities observed prior to 12 April 1955: A. Gene : The current reinforcement of the 24th Air Army eimeeds the, expected arrival of the light bomber division. Erfurt- Bindersleben, previously occupied only by one alert formation, may be occupied by a larger unit. Special units# possibly night fighters are perhaps being brought into East Germany. The increased number of fighter aircraft observed during the last few weeks at such fields as Neuruppin and Jueterbog indicates that the fighter regiuante are being brought up to their authorized strength of 32 to 34 aircraft. In early 1953, the two bomber divisions in East Germany were equipped with 100 to 120 IL-281s. It appears now that the 24th Air Army will have approximately 200 IL 28's after the completion of the present aircraft supply program. B. Aircraft Counted Outside Hangars: 1. MIG-151s: Finow: About 60 on 6 April Koethen: 34 on 1 April Neuruppin: 32 on 31 March Puetnitz: 24 on 28 March 2. IL-31.0 Is: Brandenburg-Industriehafe!t: 39 on 4'April Doeberitz: 45 on 4 April S-E-C-R-E-T NOFORN N=X STATE ARMY ][ NAVY ][ AIR x F!1 AEC I I I I I :~ (NOTE, Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Fi.ld distribution by "#".) A Approved For Release 2008/04/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500860002-7 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/04/07: CIA-RDP80-00810A006500860002-7 S-E-C ArE-T NOFORN 3. IL-28 . Oranienburg: A minimum of 32 on 6 April Werneuchen: 36 on 2 April 4. Other Aircraft: Drewitz: 6 YAK-11's on 25 March Schoenwalde: 2 PO-2's on 4 April 5. Unoccupied: No information on the arrival of aircraft at Rothenburg, Gross Doelln and Tutow airfields was received. Brandis airfield was unoccupied on 24 March. C. Transfer of Units The IL-10 unit stationed at Doeberitz airfield since 4 April has been identified as "Unit Major Krasavitski"/ This ground attack reg,ment had transferred from ll Doeberitz to Brandenburg-Briest airfield on 1 April. D. Air Activity: Between 29 March and 4 April, air activity consisted mainly of individual flights and formation flying of no more than four aircraft. 25X1 25X1 E. Troop and Supply Shipments: 1. To Oranienburg Airfield: Five trains were sent from Brest-Litovsk to Oranienburg, via Frankfurt/Oder, prior to 2 April. Each train consisted of four to six express-train coaches with officers and dependents, 10 to 12 boxcars with troops wearing black- bordered blue shoulderboards, and about 20 flatcars with tank trucks, trucks, and s'dans. The shipment of six_mearchlights two meters in diameter, eight foil -whael generators and six r#ii.road tank cars was also observed. 2. To Gross Doelln Airfield: At least three trains, similar in composition to those sent to Oranienburg, were dispatched from Brest-Litovsk to Gross Doelln prior to 3 April. Two trains with construction material arrived at the airfield from the direction of Frankfurt/Oder on 24 and 30 March. A third train with construction material, dispatched from Wildpar, arrived at the airfield on 31 March. 3. To Brand and Werder: One train with 14 fuel containers and anothIr with 18 containers were shipped via Guben to Brand and Werder respectively. S-&-C-R-E_-T NOFORN Approved For Release 2008/04/07: CIA-RDP80-00810A006500860002-7 Approved For Release 2008/04/07: CIA-RDP80-00810A006500860002-7 S-E-C-R $-T NOFORN -3- 4. To Doeberitzs One troop train was sent from Brandenburg-Altstadt to Doeberitz on both 30 and 31 March. Many older men were observed among the 500 newly arrived air force soldiers. 5. To Brandenbur?s A troop train consisting of 24 boxcars, 33 flatcars and five tank cars was dispatched from Falkenberg to Brandenburg on 29 March. Another train was unloaded at Brandenburg-Alstadt on 3 April. A part of the train was shunted to the spur track leading to Brandenburg-Briest airfield. 6. Trains dispatched from the USSR included two to Rothenburg, three to F rfurt and one to Tutow. F. Construction Projectss The construction staff of Bauunion Sued has allegedly been established at Dresden-Klotzsche airfield since mid-March 1955. A runway is scheduled to be constructed. The orders for the construction project were given neither by the Soviet construction headquarters at Warder nor by the QdA construction staff at at Cottbus.3 1, Co ents Brandenburg-Briest is presumably being occupied by the ground ir- it ' 25X1 attack field. z a s at Alt Loennew regiment which had been retraining on MIG-15 The latter is probably being vacated for construction work. 2 Co nt: The train to Warder was probably sent on from Warder to f l 25X1 anothe capaci ue r airfield. The arrival of fuel containers indicates that the ty of a number of airfields will be increased. 3.=:]g9MMnts Two new construction projects are assumed to be underway in 25X1 Dresden: the improvement of Dresden-Klotzache airfield and the construction of an atomic reactor for the "Weisser Hirsch" Atomic Institute. The airfield, on orders of the 18th Administration of the Ministry of Machine Construction, may be being prepared for prototype construction and mass assembly of air- craft. NOFORN Approved For Release 2008/04/07: CIA-RDP80-00810A006500860002-7