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April 22, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/09/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006800690004-1 CV SSIFICATION COUNTRY East Gex a.,xy 1. The following air activity and aircraft were observed at Bautzen-Litten airfield between 10 and 18 March 1955: 25X1 REPORT TOPIC Bnutzen-Litten Airfield EVALUATION DATE OF CONTENT DATE OBTAINED REFERENCES- PAGES 2 REMARKS PLACE OBTAINE DATE PREPARED 22 Aril 1955 ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE) 10 March. total of 21 Yak-11s, including, 10 canvas-covered aircraft near the tower-like barracks, were observed at the field. Previously, only 10 or 11 Yak-lls had been seen. No stationary navigating instruments or other technical installations were observed at the field. It appeared that the installations required for air activity were mounted on motor vehicles. 16, 17 and 18 11arch. Between 0900 and 1200, no air activity was observed. A total of 40 to 50 VPL personnel were engaged in pushing 4 Yak-11s in front of the hangars. Instructions were apparently given. All of the assumed 21 Yak-Ile at the field could not be observed since the entire airfield could not be seen. Husaren Kaserne. On 10 March, the Husaren Kaserne was occupied by about 450 VPL men who wore blue collar patches, usually with wing insignia. It was assumed that there were: 100 student pilots including officers and NCOs 20 to 30 flight instructors 200 men including drivers and other technical personnel 20 KVP women wearing uniform 80 to 100 personnel permanently stationed. at the field and alternatly engaged in maintenance work and guard dt~ty with the other personnel Z quartered in the barracks installation. The Husaren Kaserne housed about 70 motor vehicles of which the following were uoede 8 sedans 2 to 3 jeeps 1 fire truck 4 radio trucks l ecmmand trailer, similar to a ,van trailer, usually coupled to a radio truck 1 observation car with glass cupola 1 loudspeaker car 2 busses CLASSIFICATION''""-" T Approved For Release 2008/09/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006800690004-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006800690004-1 1 to 2 kitchen oars 1 ambulance The garages were occasionally seen being fully occupied. 3. Between 11 and 19 March, little air activity was observed over Bautzen. On 12 and 13 March, no flights were apparently made. Huearen Kaserne. On 17 March, about 1,000 men were quartered in tiusaren Kaserne.2 At 1130, :a column of 10 trucks including some with trailers, 2 busses, 1 large jeep and 1 motorcycle 1 vea'into the barracks installation. The motor vehicles were loaded with lockers, tables, bedsteads and other billeting equipment. The officers and EM on the two- Res w .3i t b1i servioe -color. 5. Between 9 and 17 Irch, theme was comparatively little ALij aoivity over Bautzen. The aircraft seen crossing in4ividually or in elements of Motor vehicles seen 'ontering and leagri' ftisaren Kaserne r k 25X1 25X1 25X1 t 25X1 Comment. In earlyiMsrch 1955, aircraft crates were ft&*tedly shipped from Brest-Litovsk to Cottbus. It is possible t t soip$ the , crates were dispatched to Bautzen. Osft T*.lls were seen fth r Bau Comment. The estimates on the toUsi-4r4mength of VPL"p+, B: ?utzen differ greatly. Bautzen is occupied by the 2nd sisi "3rd of Bautzen Aeroclub and the 3rd Tech +iaseof the VdA. If here authorized strength, a total of about .750 men should be tall 'o Bautzen. w `". ? . SECRET 25X1 I 25X1 rl in artment Approved For Release 2008/09/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006800690004-1