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September 13, 1955
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Approved For Release 2009/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000080012-5 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This material contains Information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Nspionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which In any manner to an unauthorised person is prohibited by law. COUNTRY East GeramV SUBJECT Weekly OB Smeary DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED A. Be The following is a stmoary of information on Soviet and East German military activities received prior to 13 September 19551 25X1 9UNSIL There have been no indications of additional a.4or exercises sine, the term- ination of tank saeroisss in Letaling Heath, end sin" the termination of exercises by mechanised divisiosu including the Seventh Guards *ohaaiad Division. .Prior to 31 August, 208 shipments of Soviet units left Austria. 1. 28 August - 1 Septembers The Weimar barracks installations were vacant. 3 Septembers One tank det*il from the 68th Guards Heavy Tank Self- prOP01lidr-gun Hegi nt of the 20th Guards lbohanised Division detrained in Jena. This tank detail was presumably cooing from Istsling ]bathe 30 August - 4 Septembers The Gera Artillery Brigade was at its post. 31 August - 3 Septembers Units of the 47th Guards Ilbtorised Rifle Division from Wailssenf is were at the Kindel training grounds. 10-31 August: The 170th Guards lbtorised Rifle Regiment was still at the laumbarg poste Other units of the lavaburg division were not at their post, a C? NODEX (16) 3-?R,~-T STATE ARMY NAVY z AIR 1jr 'RI - 'I I (Note, Washington distribution indicated by "Vi Meld distribution by DATE DISTR. 13 September 1955 NO. OF PAGES 3 REQUIREMENT NO. RD Approved For Release 2009/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000080012-5 Approved For Release 2009/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000080012-5 S-"-&4.T 2. 31 August ~: ,... 7 Septembers The Gotha post was occupied to capacity, 31 August s There were engineering practices on the Seals River near Bad boesen. 23-31 August: There were no major exercises on either side of the .be River in the Burg-Stsndal section of the training area, 6 September: The sms er camps in the southwest portion of Lstaling Beath were occupied to capacity. 28 August - 6 September: The Phrleberg and Im igslnst areas were taoantj however, units, belonging in these areas, were espeoted to return in late Sept tuber. 1 September: Five shipssnts, with artillery units from the area of the Ninth ? torised Rifle Corp., were sent to the Taagerhuette- Gardelegen area, 3. 27 August $ A column with 20 z 85 a anti-airors t guns was seen going Prot Dresden toward, =oenigsbrueok, 4. 3 September: The headquarters of the Third Msohanised An q were observed at their post. 5. 27 August s There were units passing throw Ribbeok from the Rathenow area towards Doeberits. 28 August $ Bleven ship nts from willersleben and Altengrabow were unloaded in DaUgow, Satskorn, and Priest, 29 August - 7 Septembers The Doeberits barracks installation was again ooo-d to capacity. Z roises between the First )iahaaaiae vision and the Second Light higade were terminated. Tank elements of the First riehanised Division, returned from Imtsling Heath, presmmably indepea4ently from the em-cises. 2-5 Septembers Three sh4wnts of art ry units fret the Jueterbog First IohaajeDivision arrived at Jueterbog, and three departed. 1-7 Septembers The bulk of the Ninth Guards Teak Division, with the exception of tank elements frost ~ssrrwe; 3221,, yam. ' at the J Neustrelits Post' ., 6, LAM 25 August - 2 September: The earoises of the seventh Guards lbohwnised Division in the Spar:-Cottbus-Lieberose area, and the return of S-S .C-,MC?T Approved For Release 2009/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000080012-5 Approved For Release 2009/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000080012-5 S-E-C-R-Z.-T -3- this Division to Frankfurt and Berlin-Karlshoret were confirmed. C. D. 27 August : One shipment of new tanks was sent from Brest-Litovsk to Satskorn. One additional shipment, still unidentified, was sent to Satskorn. 1 Septembers One shipment of new tanks was sent from Brest-Litovsk to Satskorn. .5 September : One shipment of new tanks was sent from Frankfurt to Altruppin. 6 September : One shipment of new tanks was sent from Frankfurt to Altruppin. Intensive training activity, including regimental levels, continued. Firing practice, particularly by anti-aircraft artillery was still evident, The KYP is being employed to harvest crops. 22 August : Elements of the tank self-propelled,-gun regiment arrived at the Kliets.Ferohels-Mahlits training grounds. 23-24 August: A truck column, presumably carrying the bulk of the I ohamised Regiments of Pbtsdam and Brandsnk urg-Rohermstusalan, arrived at the Kliets-Fsrohels-MAh1its training pounds from the north. 24 August t Zlemsnts of the Mechanised Regiment of Oranienburg returned to their post, after they allegedly spent several days at firing practices in Sohorfheide. 27 August - 7 September: The exeroises of the reinforced Second Mechanised Regiment from tarpin and units of the Motorised Rifle Division from Preaslau, which were bold in the Dnckwr--&Qth Ahlbeck area, terminated with a demonstration. 1-2 September: The Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment from Altwarp was dispatched to Enehlungsborn. After 6 Sept.: Units in the Oranienburg concentration camp were allegedly transferred to the Kliets?,1+srohels.?,MAhlits training pounds where Soviet units held joint exercises with elements or the I4ehanised Division from Pbtsdam. After 15 Sept: The Mechanised Division of Zggesin planned headquarters emrcises S-+F.?C-R a-T Approved For Release 2009/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000080012-5