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November 27, 1950
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INTELLPFA' 21 EVALUATION REPORT NO ----PLACE OBTAINED DATE OF CONTENT From 17 to 26 Cetobor 1950 DATE OB % IEFERENCE4 ~__DATE PREPARED 25X1A 25X1A L 25X1 A PACES .-ENCLOSURES (Nso. & ern,) 1 sketch on ditto REMARKS Approved For Relean~K4MW WCIA-RDP82-00457R006500260008-1 CLASSIFICATi ION a 25X1'_ 25X1 25X1X 25X1X 25X135X1 X units which were expected to arrive. Some houses, however., have been released to the population in the interim 2. l3etraeen 17 and 20 October, the tavin-engine aircraft made practice flights individually and in formations above the eloa base during the day. The 25X1 B y .~a+ht v ,-rag rni nv-j Individual trucks were still used for transporting billeting COUNTRY i r~, ran, , TOMA TOPIC Cottbus A:srfiold 25X1X 0 From 26 to 28 twin ngine, lov _Wing monoplanes were seen on the southern e n96 of the field between 1 and 3'30 p~m- on 26 October. Ten of the aircraft Made practice flights at altitudes of between 1,000 and 1,400 meters,, The sky was overcast a- E-4 a heavy wind blew .from the cast. (1) All. aircraft were log: wing monoplanes with two suspended in-line engines, three-- , double rudder assemblies, dihedral elevator assemblies, bladed propellers retractable tail wtheels, rods on their noses, and their fuselages projected slightly beyond their tail assemblies a Two tyys were identified when the planes flow at a low altitude! a,, Type l two cockpits, plexiglass section under fuselage and extending beyond wing root, smal3. windcrws on both sides of fuselage, small flat attachment under fuselage, possibly hole for !:machine guxn; rear seat higher than front seat so that man sitting in the rear had ,vision foxmard; no weapon. pointing upward to the rear; blue propeller hub. (3) b. Type 11: no attachment or bulge under fuselage; small tube;, possibly for 25X1 1G Thirty-seven twin-engine aircraft and.,some-l iplanes were parked at the Cottbus 0 CONFIDE CLASSIFICATION ` M~`-~q 25X1 Document No. ~po 11yange in class. 0 - 25 Ej Dvelatsirled Class- Chan ed To: Approved For Release 2004/04/15: CIA-RDP82- j F;2A0 .008-1TS S 25X1 )41 Mate: _ , 7 _ Approved For Rele - - R006500260008-1 ~t~NFID 25X1 25X1A a trailing aerial under the fuselage and pointing to the rear below, could be easily mistaken for a machine gun; entire cockpit of plexiglass; all planes had a machine gun in the cockpit Which pointed upward and to the rear; nose slightly stubbier than that of type I plane- vtito propellor hub. Guns of about 20 gym; were definitely seen in the noses of both types of air- craft. It could not be determined whether tw: or four guns were in each plane. The upper parts of the aircraft were painted grass green and the lower parts blue. Both type planes had four large landing flaps and the same cross-section of the fuselage. 6. Bight type I aircraft and two type II aircraft were used for flying. Only a part of the new concrete runway was used for take-offs and landings. The take- off-point was where the edge of the landing; field. had previously been. Five to seven open passenger cars and trucks, a red fire truck, a blue radio truck with a rod antenna of 4 meters, and about 90 men w..ero at the take-off point. The The planes were entered crews of the planes were changed after each landing. from below. Between 1:15 and 1:30 P -m- the aircraft took ofd' individually and at intervals of 1 to 3 minutes e Their engines were raced up before the take- off. The aircraft made a large bank to the left while dli.mbing to an altitude of about 1,000 meters., then headed to the north and vanished behind the clouds. At 2;10 p.m. the aircraft returned from the south, flex: through the cloud base over the field and landed them, tree airfield was probably located by direction finding since all aircraft came down in the ism ediate vicinity of the field. About 3 perm. a single-engine, high-wisp; mono- plane took off and headed west at an altitude of about 150 meters a There was no flying during. the night of 25 October. The obstacle lights were on until 9 p.r 7. Tl~n construction activity seemed to be slightl:? increased. About 110 laborers wore grading the areas north and south of the extension of the runway. Construc- tion material was stored on the southern edge of the field. There were no indi- the new runway, o radar cations that boundary lights would be installed along 47, set was seen at the field or in its vi.c ity. U) 25X1_ 25X1A Comments o 25X1 (1) hp report can i.r.s the occupation of the field by trri.n-eng;ire aircraft,. The type and number of aircraft indicate that there is one bomber regiment., (~-) The transportation of billeting and other equipmont from Dretiitz, 25X1 B the assumption that the :;arre reginnent was s a :ry onea a3 the field before construction work started there, The reginent was ten oraril transferred to the Drewitz airfield dttri nC' the construction work. (3) For sketch of typo I aircraft see Annex. 25X1A 25X1A ( ) ,, omment: The present occupation of the field was probably only temporary since the improvement of the runway was not necessary for the aircraft stationed there. From. the size of the runway and the fuel dumps it was inferred that large bombers or jet aircraft were expected to arrive at the field. The planes will probably not arrive before the spring of 1951 when the new grass cover will have become firm., 1 Annex: Aircraft Tyre Seen at Cottbus $,irf ield 25X1 C ONFIDEX.1gA3 Approved For Release 2004/04/15 : CIA-RDP82-00457R006500260008-1