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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R007700800003-3 S.EGZT/C(71JTROL -- U.S. OF TM.L 02LY CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY -2- 6. two air force battalions, assigned to unidentified fighter units, were stationed in Peenermuende, () the first battalion was located in 7ittstock, while the second and third battalions of the regiment were located in Peenemuende.(5) The third battalion was called "large battalion" because of its difference from the second battalion,. It w .s equipped with tractors , namely a German Vomag frith pneumatic tires, three or four Stalin tractors,, and two light Russian tractors with chain drive. Senior Lieutenant 13urkovslki and Lieutenant Shushpanov were assigned to this battalion. ~3. Trucks of the third battalion w ore repaired in 10 Were also repaired Occasionally, These trucks did not }alo t it ng o w s stationed in Pecnemuende, (6) 9. On 18 January 1951,, a total of 150 gondola cars and bm:car was seen pared in the area north of Iiarisha; on (N55/P92) , The third battalion with all' its rsonnel, dependents, and equipment, including household goods,, entrained on land 19 Janua 1951. The entire battalion had left by 22 January except for four trucks, the third battalion Was transferred to tVittstock, (7) The second battalion remained in Pecnemuende 10, The settlement evacuated by the third battalion was to be reoccupied by depen. dents of naval police personnel from Zinnot^ritz (N55/L02), fIeringsdorf N5L L2l), and from other health re-s-+ th an c~ D U.tic coasts 25X1 small billets with a capacity of three or four nav police were being built in the town of Pee nomuo de , 11, Fuel was stored at the motor pool and the airfield, The third battalion iras e ui ed th q pp i - two large tanks,, each about 10 peters long and about three meters in diameter. In addition to those there were several small tanks filled with aviati l on gaso ine for Jet fighters, All these tanks were taken along when the battalion was transferred. (9) The fuel for jet aircraft of the second and third battalions -was carried by eight tank trucks, iThich had a capacit "i f of 3,000 liters each - to th _ _l--_ 1__... - r ld e 25X1 used by jet fig.,hters ?~ry s as clear as- water when it was tapped. J When collected in a bottle, however, it had a yellow tint, Its smef resembled that of a mixture of benzole and kerosene. 12. The fire brigade at the installation was billeted in the garage south of the motor pool. It was equipped with three three-ton trucks with mounted water tanks and one two-cylinder 1)1W motor fire engine. Two two-wheeled foam exten- guishers'.ith a content of 200 liters each were also seen in the garage, After the third battalion had left the field only one fire extinguisher remained. CaITROL - U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R007700800003-3 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R007700800003-3 T/CON2I L - U.S. OFFICL'JS ONLY CE171"R.1L INTELLIGENCE AGDNCY 3- 139 Tyro radio trucks, which vere fitted with antenna rods, left the motor pool occasionally to practice. A large radio truck with a high and braced radio mast was seen only once, south of the officers' billets,, in October 1950, Neither stationary radio installations, radar sets with dipoles, nor radar sets with ranrx finders were seen at the southern section of the installation. 14, Neither AAA soldiers nor AAA emplacements were seen in the southern section of the installation. No bomb dumps were observed. Stick bombing was heard frequently, presumably from a bombing range located on the mainland in the direction of Croeslin (N55/P93). The bombers were not stationed in Peenemuende. 25X1 150 Once, in the sumrmer of l ^v, a loud hissing sowna was heax~3 over Zinnowitz ~' pa d prV a ~2o uced 25X11 the German V wapons plant in Peenemuende was destroyed partly by enemy bombing and by German demolition work, 16. No roclst noises were heard in Peenemuende on 7 January 1951. On 18 and 19 January demci.tion work gran carried on in the northern section of the instal- lation. Explosions were heard about 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the two days; three explosions wore heard at 5 p.m. on 18 January. Three clouds of smoke were seen mushrooming up over the woods about three In northwest of the loading ramp. 17. Uniform: Soviet Air Force officers irore olive drab shirts with fixed collars and a black tie. ELI and , junior officers wore blue piping and field officers wore gold piping on their caps. Field officers also had gold braid on the visors of their caps. The following other uniform features were observed: a. Flight personnel: Light blue collar patches bordered by piping of a light blue. The epaulets of officers wore marlmd by light blue longi- tudinal stripes. All air force members had cockades on their caps; those of the flying personnel were crossed by a propeller. b. Ground personnel: Light blue collar patches same as flight personnel, but with black piping. Special arms insignia were not worn with the cockades, Russian soldiers had to remove the arms insignia from their uniforms Chile stationed in Germany. c, Medical personnel: Silver epaulets, in contrast to all other officers, including engineers and paymasters, who wore golden epaulets. d. Signal canmunications troops: Arms insignia of signal conmiuni.cati ons troops, such as crossed bolts of lightning, were not observed in Poenemuende. e. Miscellaneous insignia;. Some officers more a golden or silver clasp on their right breast. In the center of the clasp was a propeller. A-few officers and Ell also more a parachute badge in 'white or blue enamel. f. linter clothing: in the winter of 1950/51 the flying personnel wore captured Japanese clothing, consist.'ng of olive-drab trousers lined with artificial fur and a blouse of the same material fitted with a hood and zipper. S C T/CONTROL - U.S. 0Fi' ICLU OILY Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R007700800003-3 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R007700800003-3 _4_ Ctm ments: (1) been boil . credible. (2) The Peenemuende airfield reconstructed in 1949. (3) The exact number of jet aircraft stationed in Poonemuende is unknown. During the reporting period two fighter regiments were stationed in Poenemuendeq one of which has been VIittstock. (4) (5) Presumably B#Os, assigned one each to the fighter regiments, T/CGU TOL - U.S. 0 <