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Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820003-9 INFORMATION REPORT INFORMATION REPORT CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage La 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any WE, Title manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. S-~~C-H 1~T 25X1 last Germany Weekly OB Summa ry DATE DI STR. 27 July 1955 NO OF PAG . ES 2 DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRE DATE ACQUIRED REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES RD R8 lu p7 i A A4 General a Thefe was increased training in other than the usual training areas. Firing at the training grounds continued day and night, Between 15 and 20 July, about 70 additional tanks arrived from the USSR, UP units also engaged in increased training and firing with live ammunition o B. Dispositions, le First Guards Mechanized A g luards a an ze sing Prior to 19 July, there was intensive g training wi tanks at ipzig, The Leipzigr?Schoenau and Heiter- blick kasernes were about half occupiedo On 16 July, one shipment with seven rocket launchers went from Jueterbeg to 0scbatzo 2. Second Guards Mechanized Army, at me can zed v a eng etweem 13 and 20 July, four shipments with tank-u-n-Itian five s portents with artillery units were sent to the Witte took training grounds; on 20 July, the first shipment went lack to Doeberitz, On 11 July, a light anti-aircraft unit went in one ship- ment from'Altsngrabow to Doeberits, Between 12 and 15 J units which had arrived in ope shipment were observed at Juete begoery 3e Third Guards Mechanized Arnyg '"`~`?? isi o JU~70 three shipments went from Dessau to Wustrow, i"Gua~rd. ank Diyonti On 25 June, tank units from the Gallin^Warten- urg training area sou east of Wittenberg went by road to Jueterbol; major elements remained at the Wittenberg post, ftineer Cam Rosslau, On 9 July, the camp was evacuated due to floods; about eng eer s?ldiers were t ransferred to a wooded area aea northeast of Rosslau, r Luke 1, Fourth Guards Mechanized Ar"g i u,, s i~ech*fl izi Div is Ong On 18 Ju p n re e>F"nra ea wile one shipmentncarrieedd an artilleryeregiment from Bernau to Jueterbogo V AIR ARMY NAVY X AIR NODEX (10) x X11 A!C (Note Woihlnpton dhtrlbution I di " n cated by X" fild db ,el-trIutlon by "#,',) Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820003-9 Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820003-9 S-E-C-R-E-T - 2 Lieberose Training Grounds, On 13 July, the camps at Lieberose and choenhoehe were vacant; there were four to six-day firing practices by tank and artillery units from Fuerstenwalde, FrankfurtOdor and Cottbus. The units were presumably in bivouac, 5. Eighth Guards Arys 306th Artillery Brigades On 9 July, 14 x 122-mm field guns from Alten- grabow were unloaded in Gera, 21st Guards Mechanized Divisions On 20 July, three shipments went from ssa to Jueterbog; on 20 and 21 July, four unidentified shipments went from Lossa to Eberswalde. 28th Guards Rifle Corpsss Prior to mid-July, there was unusually little training at the Kindel training grounds. 6. Third Shock Armyss Army_ Troops On n 5 and 9 July, army troops, including signal units, were entrained at Magdeburg, presumably for exercises, 9th Rifle Cor ss From 3 to 9 July, elements of the 10th Guards Rocket- her Regiment from Guestrow held firing exercises in the northern por- tion of Letzling Heath, 14th Artillery Co ss On 20 and 21 July, the 13th Guards Gun Brigade from the Delius Kaserne in Potsdam was observed at Altengrabow, while an uniden- tified gun brigade from Altengrabow was seen in Potsdam, C. Arrival of Tanks from Brest-Litovsks Date in Julys Destinations Number of Fla tcarss 15 Riesa 18 16 Oschatz 16 19 Glauchau 16 19 Schwepnitz 8 20 Riesa 16 All flatcars D. KVPs 16 flatcars were shipped to Riesa on 19 July, carried loads exceeding standard measurements, 1, Generals There was increased training and firing with live ammunition at the train*ng grounds. At the posts, recruits were tm ined predominantly at the squad and platoon level, while older personnel were trained at company level, 2. Trains Grounds East of KlietZs Probably the bulk of the Potsdam re- connaissance battalion was transferred on 11 July. Troops believed to be elements of the Gloewen howitzer artillery regiment were observed on 14 July, On 15 July, many tanks arrived by rail. 3. Miscellaneouss Transferred elements of the Flak Schule Oranienburg have apparently been back from firing practices near Wustrow since 15 July, In the evening of 15 July, a troop train with four 85-mm and eight 37-mm guns, possibly carrying elements of the Strausberg AAk regiment, was sidetracked at the Oranienburg freight station. Since 20 June, a small KVP unit has been stationed in the former Ulanen Kaserne in Demmin. The GST has been reorganized, with Gruppen Abteilungen and Hundertschaften taking the place of previous units. Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820003-9