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November 2, 1955
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Approved For Release 2009/01/13: CIA-RDP80-00810A008300580006-4 INFORMATION REPORT INFORMATION REPORT CENTRAL 1NTELt1GENCE AGENCY unauthorizedgpeof the Espionage Laws, rson is prohibited by Title Natio . ntains translnisSi nt or revelat o not which In any Unitedman er to wianthin of t 8 U.S.C. Sec,.a793 and1794, matheion S E-C-R-E-T COUNTRY East Germany DACE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRE DATE ACQUIRE Weekly OB Summary REPORT DATE DISTR. 2 November 1955 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES Q This is UNEVALUATED Information- 25X1 The withdrawal of Soviet border guards and the troop rotation program. continued. The bulk of the Soviet army units are at their posts, engaged in training recruits and in reconditioning equipment. KVP training activities came to a close with fall inspections and the examinations at the schools. The employment of KVP personnel in harvesting continued. General: .,ns aallatior_ 5141 in Gera and Installation 2002 in Brandenburg are used as ccIlection 22 Ontober.. 2. Training Activities: Sixteen tanks (JS, T-54 and SP) were engaged in night firing at the Wittstock training grounds on 17 and. 18 October. On 17 October, the medium tank regiment of the 6th Guards Mechanized Division went in one shipment from Ternptin to Kaulsdorf. T-34's, M-13 rocket launchers, and AT guns practiced firing at Die Levitz training grounds, south of Schwerin, on 15 and 19 October. Two shiments with tank details were sent from Leipzig/Taucha toward Eilenburg on 21 October. 3. Return of Border Guard Units to the-US : RThirteen shipments with border guard units returning to the USSR were observed between 14 and 22 October. The fol louiniz out_oii shipmentsv reported for the first time were observed: from Tangerhuette to Kietz and from Magdeburg to Frankfurt! Oder on 21 October.- and rem Gera to ?3rest Litovsk on STATE X ARMYrtX NAVY X AIR -1 1 AEC r: 1 FBI (Note: Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Field distribution by "#"?) INFORMATION REPORT INFO"RMATION REPORT rom Approved For Release 2009/01/13: CIA-RDP80-00810A008300580006-4 Approved For Release 2009/01/13: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008300580006-4 centers for the returning un't d going from the zonal border to collection centers ieste, East of Oebisfelde, to Brandenburg on c ober and from Krinau, East of Salzwedel, to Tangerhuette on 13 October. 4. Troop Rotation: Fifty westbound shuttle trains with approximately 65,000 recruits and 36 eastbound shipments with about 39,000 dischargees between 2 Se ember and 27 October. Shuttle trains have been employed During the sane perio in 1954, 80 westbound an 70 eastbound shipments had been made. 5. Unidentified Sh ioments: Seven shipments with a total of 136 flatcars and 14 converted boxcars were sent from Moegelin, near Rathenow, to Brest Litovsk between 10 and 2L Octoberie On 24 October a train, consisting of two convey a oxcars and flatcars went rom res Litovsk to .Ammendorf via Frankfurt/Oder The loads carri d . e in these shipments were not determined. 6. KVP: a. According to as yet unconfirmed information a total of 8121 FDJ members were in the process of being inducted into the KVP between 1 and 15 October. b. On 25 October, a KVP shipment consisting of 25 heavy-duty flatcars, two boxcars, one flatcar and two converted boxcars went from Jueterbog to RBD Halle via Falkenberg. The shipment possibly involved a tank delivery to the KVP. c. The occupation of the KVP installations in Prora appeared to be unusually light on 18 October. Only engineer equipment was observed. d. The bulk of the corps units from Pasewalk were engaged in an exercise in the area northeast of Pasewalk between 18 and 21 October. The exercise was supervised by Brigadier General Hermann Rentzsch. e. Elements of Mechanized Regiments Oranienburg and Brandenburg Hohenstuecken and of Artillery Regiment Gloewen had apparently moved to the training grounds East of Klietz after 22 October. S-E-C-R.E-T 25X1 25X1 25X1 LOA I Approved For Release 2009/01/13: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008300580006-4