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October 18, 1950
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8 ,/'0 Soviet Zone of Germ anv t,T- OTJ T'RUL /ll.S err= TCT ? i COUNTRY TOPIC__ So et a 1 and Road Lover nts in the Snvi nt Znti of Cs-r Ansr EVALUATION- J DATE OF CONT DATE OBTAIN REFERENCES DATE PREPARED 18 nr?tnhr??r I QKn PAGES ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE) REMARKS RETURN. Between 15 and 21 3eptenber 1950 only shipments of industrial or agricultural products passed through Kuostrina 20 Two eastbound trains., each composed of about 60 converted boxcars and 3 kit- chen cars, passed through Kuestrin on 21 September 1950. (1) 3. The following is a complete list of Loviot rail shipments passing though the Frankfurt/Oder freight yard from 21 to 27 September 1950: S4ipment From To m d Date Thirty-five tank cars Brest Litovsk to with benzol? Vclten 21 September Ten boxcars with mi1.i- Brest Litovsk to t roods Brandenburg 21 September Two flatcars with. 1 Biesenthaa to Brest rs ressors? Litovsk 22 September Two boxcars r .th motors Koothen to Brost Litovsk 22 September Three boxcars Muellrose to with military goods "berswalc e 22 September This document is hereby regraded to CQNFIDENT1AL in accordance with the letter of 16 OctoLer 1070 from the Director of Central In:c];'pence to the Archivist of the United G tt=1CATti Next- Review Date: 2008 50X1-HUM 3 a i~ : rr t cad to l _,c d ice w h the is or c~ .3 o-or 19/3 from the Dig^ctar i Irate r once to the ArdiNui:'s~4 1 r?; lnited States. N SE ' trT._rnN3'PRnT. /tt nH Fr h Wf~-,_ OfUpP FfDENTIAL Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8 CONFIDENTIAL Ship Six boxcars with military goods item No 16 Twenty-seven box- cars with rations Two, tank cars with be- Two boxcars with toasted bread One boxcar with military goods -CO,ISTROL/US OFFIICIALS ONLY 2 From-To and Date Fifty-eight boxcars with troops; shuttle - train No 24 001 7i1don to Strnusberg 22 September Frankfurt/Oder to Satzkarn 22 September Brest Litovsk to Velten 23 September Dresden to Ebers- walde 23 September Lieberose to Ebers-m walde 26 September Werbig to Cottbus 26 September Eleven boxcars with Brest Litovsk to railitar goods Muelirose 27 September 1' Nineteen tank cars with fuel; Two amphibious cars Three trucks Brest Litovsk to Velten 27 September Dresden to'Ketschen- dorf 27 September '.'urzen to Strausberg 27 September Rail shipments from Barest Litovsk which were observed in Frankfurt/Oder 50X1-HUM between 21 and 27 September 1950 included: Shipment Eighteen cars with ammunition Nine cars with ammunition Twenty cars .grit h ammunition and 21 trucks Destination r otir Strausberg Six cars 111th an m- Altenburg nition Five cars with amu- Ketschendorf nition Seven boxcars with makhorka Frankfurt/Odor Supply Office /U' FICS1lLS ONLY '-COI T A0- rAL` Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8 3 E1DENT1 L SEC1tET-C0NTR0L/US OFFICIAL.' ONLY 54 7. Daily Soviet leave traffic through Frankfurt/Oder averaged 380 soldiers going to Brest Litovsk and 580 soldiers coming from Brest Litovsk during the period from 18 to 27 September 1950, and 200 and 300 respectively between 28 September and 1 October. The morning leave train was dropped from the schedule effective 28 September 1950. (3) The unloading of troop trains coming from the :7,ustermark~::::?ea started at the Delzig Railroad Station on 28 September 1950. There were rail traffic difficulties. Troops were also unloaded in Ziesar. (4) Soviet general staff 50X1 -HUM officers recently went on four rail motor cars along the Cottbus-Berlin, Cottbus-Leipzig-Halle and Cottbus Dresdon lines. They stopped three tines on the open line between Cottbus and ^orlin and made sketches while discus- s`ng the suitability of the sites for unloading operations. __]the .officers' work was preparatory to the unloading of troop trains on the open line. (5) 50X1-HUM on 25 September 1950 convoys of trucks, some towing guns J 1 ' .7 passe hrough ittstock an-nv11 ui inn drove toward Schvdrn'ich. (b 9. On 26 September 1950 convoys of trucks drove through '.ittstock and proceeded toward Sclvreinrich: 10. Convoys passing through .'iittstock on 27 September 1950 and moving toward Schtiveinrich consisted of trucks no Troops with tanks were loaded in 'Wittstoek and left toward Berlin on 26 September 1950. Civilian rail traffic was suspended for that dart (6) 12. On 1 and 2 October 1950 about 45 trucks drove through littstock toward Pritzcralk.(6) (1) 50X1-HUM off- lei y two of the seven shuttle-tra+.ns which were converted for troop transportation and assembled from 19 to 25 September 1950 standing in i its believed that the train ob- served on the 1'erbig-Cottbus line on 26 September 1950 was one of them .150X1-HUM ready returnin ; from east. a train takes an 50X1-HUM average of five or six days for a round trip between the Oder River and the Soviet-gauge track railroad stations of Insterburg and Brest Litovsk. The soldiers occupying the boxcars of the train were presumablyrecruits.G?N/^ , ? IRA Some of these shuttle-trains were also observed Lichtenberg. S :CR CONTROL/US OFFICIALS ONLY Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8 CONFIDE SEC t-WNTEOL/US OFFICIALS ONLY Probably reconnaissance of unloading sites for maneuver or m6bilization, pur- posese The intensive convoy traffic and the loading of troops with tanks for ship- ment toward Berlin indicate the completion of the summer training period in the ;'iittstock maneuver area and the departure of troops to another area for final maneuvers. It is possible that these units may also participate in the fall maneuvers in the MMagdebur Dessau-Wittenberg area in view of the observation of a component of the 18th Mecz Div on a train in Neuruppin on 2i September 1950 and the unloading operations in Beizig and Ziesar on 28 September 1950, Half of the motor vehicle belong to the 18th Mecz Div and the other ha~5OX1-HUM to the 9th Gds Tank Div. components of the 18th MMecz Di: practiced in the :,ittstock-Schweinrich maneuver area throughout the summer of 19500 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/15: CIA-RDP82-00457R006200590005-8