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Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002709 9 HNIFORMATION REPORT CL ASSIFICAN'ION CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. COUNTRY Germs (Russian Zone) CD NO. DATE DISTR. 11 Icy 1949 SUB ECT Soviet OB; Raising of 3rd Armored Division HO. OF PAGES 2 t Third : chm i od Arny Status PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF I NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. Effective 1 May 1949, the 3rd Armored Division with headquarters in (Z70) . is ordered to be raised to the status of a Third :ocaanized Arrv. 25X1A2g 2. The following component unite of the 3rd Armored Division'Will be upgraded to guards divisions, their battalions to regiY,onts, etc,: 1.d4th Guards Uochanized Regiment at Juetorbog (E69) 9th I:echanizod Regiment at Cottbus (A57) 6th Guards Ar rod Regiment at 11ittenborg (E37) 7th Guards Armored Regiment at Zahna (E48) 4. All of these units are to retain their original numerical desi.ations3. As of I. i-1ay 1949, the Third ;?,och:anized Army is to be in control of the following units: Four divisions, Talus' the 199th Artillery 3rigade and the 50th liotorcycie Btrtta1ion, both of which are sEationed at Luckenwalde, a rocket launcher regiment at Trebbin (Z'11), and the 983rd Field Hospital. In mid-I ovember 1946, the Third Mechanized Arir y and the Fourth Eoebani zed Array c: re downgraded to divisions, their divisions to regi aento, etc. 9 and all of then were designated t ndrovoi.n At that time they were stripped of their effectives but inot of their equincent. For instance, the 14th Guards I echanized Regiment Xadrrvoi, with a T/0 strength of 150 enlisted men and 192 officers (icc,uae left with 230 enlisted man and 92 officers. In the case of the 3rd Armored Division I,adroroi, this process has now been reversed. free February 1949, it is rapidly being brought up to T/0 strength, with kw; rep].acenont depots at Luckenwalde and Ju;: terbog servicing the new Third i= ?i sized A ., The now 14th Guards Mechanized Division will be. composed of the foil 47th Guards .Mechanized Regiment .lath Guards ieehanized. Regiment 49th Guards Iachani.zed Regiment 46M ilowitser Regiment 497th Mortar Regiment iRocI et Launcher Battalion .ASSIFICATION Docume'nti Gin C s. 0 0 OHAI E IFlBD class. cI1A DDA 1110'U( , 4 Apr 77 0 DEcLAss rrD go: TS Ruth: DDA._Ga_~'. 16 w Date : -~ . P82-00457 R002700600004-6 Approved.For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002700600004-6 25X1A2g 6. The incorporation of a Fl,-.k division within the Third lSechemI ed Ar-qy is projected. 7., The following armies are stationed in Germany as of April 1949: First Aeenized Arirly Second Mechanized Arny Third T?iecl,. nixed Army Fourth ;?iechanized, Army Third. Shock Ax gh.tI~ 1 echanized Ar r The 4th An ti--tank Artillery Brigade, stationed at the Neues La ;e 3s, and an. Air Force fighter regiment, stationed at the Alter Lager`*, arc under the direct control of the Group of Soviet A les of Occupation in CGer ; 4nc~se headquarters are at Neubabelsharg (Z63). 25X1A6a 9: oi gn Previous in" orrr a Lion carries this ?a s the Eighth Guards Ar. Comment: this is believed to be Juetcrbo JN3eues Lager and 25X1A6a E;ueteeuog/Altos Lager. Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002700600004-6