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April 22, 1955
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Approved For Release 2007/12/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006600270004-9 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT DATE OF INFO. East Germany Weekly OB Summary This is UNEVALUATED Information REPORT DATE DISTR. at. Ap*i . l45r NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) The follows is a summary of information on Soviet and East German military activities ko., A. Soviet Activities 1. Genera: Firing practices, especially with tanks, continued during the: ;first half of April. The arrival of T-54 tanks is continuing. 25X1 2. Fourth Guards Mechanized Army: Elements'of the 25th Tank Division were transferred from Oranienburg to Camp Vogelsang between 8 and 11 April. In addition, two shipments from Prenzlau arrived at Vogelsang on 10 April. 25X1 3. Third Shock Army: Elements of the Mechanized Division were transferred from Perleberg to Camp Planken in Letzling Heath between 20 and 25 April. The Wittstook airfield training grounds is to be occupied by air force personnel. 25X1 Fourth Artillery Corps: Several generals inspected units of the 6th Artillery Divisi in Rathenow between 1 and 5 April. Elements of the 32nd AAA. Division were transferred in six shipments from their posts to the Baruth-Jueterbog area between 31 March and 4 April. 25X1 7 April and one to RBD Greifswald on 9 April. East Germany: one to RBD Cottbus on 5 April, one to Satzkorn Tank Sh ments: Three shipments with 22 T-54 each were dispatched from Brest Litovek to (NOTE: Wmbinp/an dhMbvlion indkat.d by "X"; Fi.ld distribution by "#".) This mate:ui coutalns Information effecting the Na- eaooai Dafenss of.thrUaited States within the mean- lug bR the Noictimse Law.. Title 13. VA.C. Seas. 703 and 7M the wassmi..Ion or revelation of which in "y mwitner to an unauthorised person Is prohibited bylaw. S E-C-&E-T Approved For Release 2007/12/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006600270004-9 Approved For Release 2007/12/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006600270004-9 S-E-C-R-$T B. KVP RecrqAin,- and Discharges: 1. The discharges previously scheduled for the period of 5 to 20 May were already beginning in early April. The assignment of recruits to units was taking place simultaneously. AG a result of these measures, training activity was considerably. reduced after 1 April. 2. Mechanized Division Potsdam has apparently.roheived priority in the assign- ment of replacements. On 15 April 100 sttients of the Motor Transport Officerst School in Potsdam were assigned to units. An equal number of students are expected as replacements. in the near future. With the support of the SED,thevKVP will be ~increased by 65,000 men in the course of 1955. Approved For Release 2007/12/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006600270004-9