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May 18, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007100230009-2 CLASSIFICATION East Germany REPORT COUNTRY TOPIC Soviet Troop Trains 25X1 LPLACE OBTAINE EVALUATION DATE OF CO PREPARED 18 May 1955 25X1 DATE OBTAIN REFERENCES PAGES 1 ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE) REMARKS 1. Between 19 and 22 April 1955, troop trains totalling 85 converted boxcars, 70 boxcars and 300 flatcars including 90 heavy-duty flatcars were dispatched from 25X1 Ammendorf to Rossleben. On 25, 26 and 27 April, a similar movement included 50 converted boxcars, 80 boxcars and 280 flatcars..' 2. Between 24 and 27 April, major entrainings were observed at Dessau and Zerbst. The trains went to Forst Zinna and Jueterbog. By order of the Soviets, unloading was done only at night..2 25X1 3. On 3 May, nine troop trains totalling 30 converted boxcars, 80 boxcars and 185 flatcars including 100 heavy-duty flatcars were loaded at Borna, Grimma, "urzen and Leipzig (instead of Rueckmarsd.orf). The trains went to Schwepnitz.3 25X1 Comment. The movement includes more than 20 troop trains which. probably carried the 21st Gds Mecz Div from Halle to the Los.;a roop training grounds. 25X1 Comment, The troop trains which carried the 7th Gds Tk Div to Jueterbog have been repeatedly confirmed. A detraining by night was probably ordered for trnnop trains which carried T-54 tanks.. Comment. Coinciding observations of entraining at Grimma and Wurzen and 25X1 detraining at Koenigsbrueck confirm the present report. On 6 May 1955, only a rear detail was stationed at the Panzer Kaserne (1161) in Borna. CLASSIFICATION SECHIT7, Approved For Release 2008/06/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007100230009-2