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December 11, 2007
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June 10, 1955
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- Approved For Release 2007/12/11: CIA-RDP80-00810A007300440005-1 SECRE CLASSIFICATION East Germany COUNTRY Unloading of Tanks and Troop Movements in the Jueterbog Area 2 5X1 EVALUATION LACE OBTAINED 25X1 I DATE OF CONTENT _ DATE OBTAINED DATE PREPARED L , _ REFERENCES - & TYPE) PAGES 2 ENCLOSURES (NO . 25X1 REMARKS. 25X1 This is UNEVALUATED Information ~. At 2000 on 12 May 1955, a train with 1 boxcar occupied by troops and 14 cars with 25X1 tanks arrived at the Forst Zixna railroad station from the direction of Jueterbog. At the same time, a train of 11 railroad care carrying 11 tanks was seen on a siding. The tanks were covered by tarpaulins, the railroad cars had sideracks, about 1 meter high. The lower edge of 6 large bogie wheels was observed on one tank. A gat barrel was covered by tarpaulins aid laths? The tanks were uxloo.ed at night. On 13 May, imprints of tank tracks led toward Werder-Markexdorf via Neuhof. At 2000 on 17 May, 1 shipment of 16 x 6-axle railroad cars with tanks and 1 railroad car with personnel arrived at the Forst Zixna railroad station. The tanks were covered by tarpaulins, the barrels were crated. They had no muzzle brakes. The shipment was unloaded after nightfall. Imprints of tank tracks led in the -'25X1 direction as on 13 May. 2 2. On 16 May, a train, which was bound for Forst Zinna, was seen in Jueterbog. Siatetx25X1 canvas-covered tanks and 4 boxcars were observed. Unloading started at 2030. The tanks had 5 large bogie wheels and a barrel without muzzle brake.3 3. On 19 May, 12 trucks, each towing a 120?-am mortar and each occupied by about 15 soldiers, came from the direction of Jueterbog-Altes Lager (3205) and proceeded 25X1 toward Neues Lager (3204). The vehicles were followed by a column of 15 to 20 25X1 4 motor vehicles towing 15 to 20 guns, presumably of 60 to 80 Am. eregsed the border on 12 May and proceeded to Forst Zixna . Comment. This observation confirms the two shipments from the USS SECRETJ Approved For Release 2007/12/11: CIA-RDP80-00810A007300440005-1 Approved For Release 2007/12/11: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007300440005-1 SEC RE 3.I Conmext, The train, which was unloe:,,ded on 16 May, apparently arrived one lay earlier than train --]mentioned in Comment 2, th tanks arrived in Frankfurt/Oiler from Brest-Litevskt This train may have been identical to that observed on 16 May, Although source of paragraph 1 allegedly observed 6> bogie wheels, the other details tend to indicate that the 4 trains (2 on 12 May and 1 train each on 16 and 17 May) carried T-54 tanks which proceeded to the summer camp of the 7th Gds Tank I7.v at 'Nerd.er-Markendorf. Thus., the division has presumably received a total of approximately 230 T-54 tanks to date, Commexto The observations tend to indicate that Altes Lager is still occupied by the howitzers and mortar regiment of the 14th Gds Mecz Div, 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 4ECRET At 1800 on 15 Mays a train of 1 boxcar and 28 flatcars wi Approved For Release 2007/12/11: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007300440005-1