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October 27, 1949
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Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R00370" COUNTRY -- Sey .c t Zone of sermany. TOPIC -:~._. Q ~ et _ra: k qr .._...'A. g ?enot and R'eair Shop in .rMFLL ?USA: EVALUATION..._,... se e below PLACE OBTAINED DATE OF CONTENT-_ so e abe l ove 25X1 IED DATE PREPARED 27 October 1949 REFERENCES 25X1A PAGES 2 ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE) SOURCE DECLASSIrI IL's Clara. 71 ;1. Ar77 +~ayj^ol1 ,~V,V ~?~- ~..~r.~-f-r flu -71 i ? Daty; By: 1 5e tember 194.9 1. a. A large Soviet tank spare parts depot and a pertaining repair shop ware located in the former "Speer" Cantonment, about 1,600 feet southeast of the `TU;1LLROSE (N 53/V 42) 25X1A railroad station. The depot, consisted of two separate sections with a railroad spur track and a total of 30 to 35 large storage houses. Lt Co"I. GOI,ONYOV was depot coal andant; 1Ma; HOLANOVSKI his deputy. b. The followinZ observations were mace in one of the two depot sections: (1) One warehouse (330 x 80 feet),, used to capacity for the storage of JS 122 tanks; (2) One warehouse (330 x 80 feet), used to capacity for the storage of tank tracks, track sl-:oes, driver wheels, track- supportin:g rollers and axles; (3) One four-store warehouse (230 x E. fact ), uses to capa- city for the storar e of rnotorcycics. (4) One warehouse (230 x 65. eet), u:,ed for the of passenger cars w.*th grey camouflage-paint; (5) Two warehouses, equi-.ped as .11otor vehicle repair shops. c. T:e de-:ot regularly received shipments of tank spare parts, particularly of truck oboes of various sizes, from a workshop in Saxony. Material which was classified unser- viceable when sorted was placed as scrap at the d.tsposal of the Brandenburg Government. Unserviceable track shoes were, however, melted down b,~ the Soviet j~rtriy itself, because of their high percenta,se of :pan:^anese and de ;ree of hardness. The track shoes concerned were 500 x 220 n1+n in size, with five ears on one side and four ears on the other. The ear: (std) were 22 rmu in diataeter?; the pertaining bolls were 550 m.-m Ionr-. The track shioes were ,narked "2OO A " on the inside. CLASSIFICATION SECtt i;S . r t C it. LS ONL V WfbthT1At Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R003700490004-8 Approved For Releagg Q1@FIApLC~~43RRjP8 QQ 7 0,Q 700490004-8 2 25X1A d. Th- depot placed 629 tons of scrap ?iietal from tanks at the disposal of the f3ranr.enbur:r Goverment in July 1949, and 140 tons between 29 Au rust and 3 September 1949, e a The followin -? t ruc..cs were r. e,-;ula.rly observed at the depot: 25X1A 25X1X with hoisting tear. 2 Sept ember 1949 2. Two heavily rruaraed Soviet def~ots were observed south of the JJELLRO E reilroad station. Local residents stated that the depot west of the rai.lrcad line wr;s an a;i:unition depot and the one east of the . eilr ac 1 'rie a former automobile factory. The truck was seen entering the depot 25X1A west of the reilroacj line. 12 September 194 3. Little activity was observed in the tank spare parts depot (former "`T'odt Urcanization" Cantonment) near '.tJELLROSE. A technical unit of about 1:vto hundred men was stationed in the depot. lie followin'* ruck n1: mbers were secured there: 25X1A 1, ield Comment: 25X1 A . , w 'I`ank , e.paIr 6Ysop 1.1nit UP to e_L jr arly September 194(,).* S ECR7:T-.COi'J'1'1,OL/US OkIIICIA.LS ONLY The report confirms the Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R003700490004-8