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Apprm~ts$ic~ttl}'11~?$'~013900290003-8 Soviet Troop Trains t VALUA' ICN.J. DATE OF CONTE DATE OB illN REFERENCES I 25X1 PAGE i. ...,? ...,.ENCLOSURES (N0. & TYPE)..A...~......~.... REM KS ...m, 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 26 August 1 Troop trains listed in the records of the Rangsdorf railroad station on 25 Jul- 1 52 included: A train of 8 boxcars and 18 flatcars# with troops from Trebbin to Fineterwalde; a train of oxcars aria 44 flatcars with troops from Forst Zinna to Fuerstenwalde; aezid a train of 5 boxcars and 42 flatcars with artillery from. J`ueterbog. 1tee Lager to Frankfurt/ Oder. U 3 2. The following troop trains were listed to the records of tte 4th Subdiatriot Office of the Berlin railroad district betwee 1 and 3 Augusta amt Zm9q_2 Tm _ 24 boxcars and A1tengrabaw `#ildpark 24 flatcars 16 boxcars and Altengrabow Wtldparc 37 flatcars 8 boxcars and Altengrabow Brandenburg 17 flatcars 36 boxcars and 4ltengrebow .4ildpa.rk, 10 flatcars 7 boxcars esid 1 llgov Forst Zinna 23 flatcars D eberitz (9 A+r;qIFI1A;'ION 8kCRP,T/OOidTROL/U3 OFFICIALS ONNLY. Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-8 ...-REPORT 52 (2! (2} (2) (2) (2) Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-825X1 .~tt'vt?cr4s /v1'fr.(m4rn 7TH: !'S'!~Ti e t?7 ui U rTTI 25X1 25X1 4a 14 boxcars an Altengrabow 'Mildpark 33 flatcars with 152,nuu artillery pieceo$ caterpillar tractors, an! trucks 10 boxcars and 37 flatoare 11 boxcars and 42 flatcars 19 boxcars with iuni ti on and 13 crash cars Neustrelitz Luckenwalde Neustrelitz Luckenwalde Loewenherg Toepchin and Pfaffendorf (2) (Q) (3) Troop trains listed in the records between 26 al d '30 July included, 29 1,16 64 84 Troops with black epFaxlets 66 Troops with black -bordered r ea ept'a? et e '30 Troops with black-bordered red epaulets 49 82 of the Tbbrilugk-hirahhain railroad station deinzar i) brilugk Falkenberg ?insterwalde FrankfurtfOder Fatkenberg Ohrth a.f Uobrilugk /ei mar Oppeihai nn Rieckersdorf RRein ar lbb ri lugk Leipzig I7obrilugk Magdeburg Oppelhain- Rueckersdorf Ohi d.ruf ibbrilugk /einriar Dob ri lugk JTueterbog Fir:sterwalde ;Ii jR1;r'/COIUTRQL/US OFFICIAL CWJY . Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-8 Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO1390029009 :]NRET/CcI PRCL/U:3 OFFICIALS WILY Only some of the above trains were observed. by source. Troops have been ;:epeatedl.y shipped on regular trains, mostly, on freight trains. The loading ramps at the Finsterva?alde,Q DDbr ,lugk, oppelhaln-Raeckersdor:C and Gebren. stations were inspected by representatives of the Soviet , yy 1 liemtenent stated that five divisions shoule be unloaded in this area, (5) The following troop trains were district head quarters between 2 and 6 August. 1 ste_k4 t u /u it Troo1' 1n i3 From- Q 2 10 boxcars and Ncuatrelitz Luckenwald.e 37 flatcars 2 boxcars, .A ltengrabow Neuruppin 12 converted boxcars, and. 37 flatcars 16 boxcars and ';Jildpark Altengrabow 37 flatcars 24 boxcars and 7Ji1dpark Altengr?abow 24 flatcars 1 boxcar, Rosslau 'Nildpark 12 converted boxcars and 31 flatcars I boxcar, Aitengr~abow 9 converted boxcarn and 27 flatcars 13 boxcars and Neuruppin 37 flatcars . :33 16 45 care Finsterwalde care care 26 boxcars and. ' 32 flatcare listed in the records of the Berlin railroad Cottbus Cottbus 'Wildpark 15 cars; O ibcm. hospital train 6 boxcars and YJildpark 4B flatcars 2 boxcara and. &ersdsalde 25 flatcars - i ppir. "TO Beeli'tz .<engrabow Li eberose .4Ix9RFrr/Corn TRc,/rrs OFFICIALS or1I,Y Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO13900290003-8 Approved For Release 2006/08/08 CIq-RDP8 - 045 7 149002900 S rile CG~:T OL 5 OFF C S' 4- 25X1 CUr _?nat. (1) troop trains mentioned have been previously observed dispatched from ra_lkenberg to Jueterbog or 1 rewri tzU 25X1 The train from Trebbin probably carried elements of the unidentified signal 25X1 regiment of the Third Gras Iiecz Army e the other train from Forst 2inna eleuaentsa of the Army headquarters of this axiayp and the third train from J'aeterbop, cov ponents of the 32nd AID Div (US). ( The troop trains with Wildpark, Brandenburg and Forst Zinna as receiving 25X1 stations were observed the v c es observed on the rain 25X1 elong to the 34th Arty Div (US) ; this supports - the previous assumption that caupone ntss of this division have 25X1 returned to Potsd8 , (3) The two troop try. ne from 11eust-relitz to Luckenwalde probably carried artillery units of the 9th Gds Tank Divs. A troop train 25X1 I Iwas pre*iouraly observed trrznsportin:g combined artillery unit of the 1s v.ecz Div to Forst Zirasa on 1 baguet 1952, and therefore it is believed 25X1 thato as from February to April 1952, artillery units of the Second Gds Zfecz Amy will again be retated for firing practices with live minnhnition to the Juetexbog troop training grounds. 25X1 (4) shuttle -train 0 transporting soldiers was 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 (5) Another source in the Dobrilugk area had previously reported that sip: 25X1 .troop trains from Weimar and Leipzig allegedly were unloaded in t~e= above I Ion 29 July 1952, area between 2b and 27 July 1952; and two eastbound troop trd ns leaving '1eimar were observed by mother source on 26 July 19524 A troop try. h carrying vehicles r- 5 e.- ong ng 25X1 to the Third Shook Army was observed at the. 'Nittenberg r?t lroad station 0 25X1 Several troop 25X1 r na men ,.oned in the reference reports are con mc in the present report? The statesarnt by the Soviet lieutenant on the assembling of five divisions in the Finsterwald.e# #ibrtlugk, 0ppelhamn?=Rueekersdorf and 0cuhra'rx area is given no credence.- he probably referred to components of five divisions which participated. in the command -post field exercise. (6) The troop trains possibly carried elements of the unidentified artillery battalion of the 12th Gig Tank 111v which returned to Neuruppin. A motor vehicle of this t; it was observed at 111tengrabow on 24 July 19.52, 1 -1 25X1 4atengrabow were observed last on 8 June 1952.. and returning from . ltengr?abow to I' eurappin on 22 June 1952, 25X1 (7) It is fairly definitely believe a: a ' ese era ins carr e e. assents of the unidentified artillery brigade of the 34th Arty Div (US), stationed in. t1 southern sector of the #) Kaserne, Potsdam, from. 'Xildpark to A3 tengrabow. It is notioeeble, hoveyer 6, thats, compared wit": 25X1 'here is no evidence, however, when these elenrfients were ruoveo engra ow, Components of the 12th Gds Tank Div enroute to the previous inforrriation three troop LJ/\ I trains went from Altengrabow to `tfildpar?k bat?ve 5X1 31. July an c . u :ss.s ~ -s, aa.n two troop trams on 1 and 2 August 1952. 25X1 (8) The tr. s n .probably carried a. unit of the Fourth Gds Mecz Army, possibly the 312th Gds RL Regt, el cents of which were previously at the Lieberone troop training grounds for short=tern field practices in isaid-June 1952. 5."CR T./C(IVTRQL/U3 OFFICIALS OP.-1Y Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-8 f RYr ,3ov'iet Troop Trains .:1 AppF*V4d FrorGReJe a 2006/08/08: Cdr Fi-00 EVAL ;CATION DATE OF CONTENT DATE OBTAINED REF1ERENCES PAGE`; .~. 4 . _.ENCLOSURES REMARKS 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 L- I (NO. & '(YPE)_,__.----- 25X1 -- 1. On 21 July 1952, a troop train with soldier: 8 to 3.0 heal AA d about 25 trucks pasaeci i,.rm oe enberg toward Yuerstenbert < (1) 2, The follo,:ring troop trains! ,.,ere lxrsted in the records of the 4th Subdistrict Office of the Potsdaru railroad district between 22 and 27 T'aly, C LUPORit1 -on of T:roas Tra no J__ 4;. boxcars with Vo1.kzpo1 i z ei 1) boxcars and lb flatcars 13 boxcars and 20 ?latcrars boxcars and 20 flatcars 2 boxcar:, VIOL 4 'flatcars 27 14 boxcars and 32 flatcars VilaZ park Jueterhog- ? .1te~~s Lagor 19 boxcars and Jueterbog 24 flatcars Altos Lager Al tengrebow Eherssw,:l de I bersvra1 do iobri Lu; ; ht rchhai n Te:.pltn Tee?plin CLASS!FICATION 8ki0RiT/rOT:'1ROL/vs OF rLLu l or?LY Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-8 -25XLLJLACE 0 STAI NEDJ 04 125X1 LDATE PREPAREI)~.~ 26 Auf,:i,mt 1052 From 4i ran denbur? tirr.,ndenburo w. Altfitadt Jizoterbog Altes Lacer Juet orbog 'Alton Lager 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Releas%gQQI ~I.ZYo0290 5 gordola carps and Beeako' F Mild-nark! ~2 flatcars 40 ?ondoia cars Hoeskcrr '.Ytldaark^ . and 4 flatcars I 44 boxcars with k4acetrin 1)rel,i tz :!ol di era Atith exception of the train with Volltapol.i7e.t on 22 July and s.huttl - train n 2yl July, all other trains carxd ed troops and :;jotor vehicles, 3, Troop trains ijantjkjOdI between 2 and 31 uxly included: `!`roan .Trains 8 boxcars and Ratheno~Fr ?trste-r'rilde 22 flatcars 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 30. 2 boxcars and Ko nignbrueck /ildp? xjc 47 flatcars 28 boxcars *u a. LV-a Igow Forst 41nna 2'? - atca '.he folio ,ng n-wabers of B3ovtct military PerEcnnel were obsejved aboard leave trat ne in Fmmkfur t/Oder between 25 m d 31 Jul p IJIIRt i _' ?1'+ Stet Liw?tr1c T"rcrrz .t3ze~t Z3tov?aY 25 ao`: and 180 220 and 250 26 170 and 180 230 raid 240 27 180 and 160 250 rind 220 2,13 190 and 170 P_90 and 240 29 180 anca: 160 2.40 end 250 (5) The f:llowin op traina were ob ~ e ed and 30; er a Cam Tr~.ix~~ry 20 15 boxcars, Sperenberg, Neubukovr 37 flatcars and. 5 SS-Type fl-atcare 21 22 boxcars, aperenborg Kroaxelin 33 flatcars and 2 SS--type flatcars :JM'R.I r/CCNTR(L/TT fY9c .AL'i, ONLY bete. Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO13900290003-8 (2) 26 25X1 36 boxcars, Forst Zinna Templin and 54 flatcars r k erswalde 10 S.L type flatcars and 8 gondola cars 12 boxcars, Jueterbocz Templin 26 flatcars and A] ten Lager 4 &I-type flatcars 20 boxcars, 64 flatcars and 26 S6-type flatcars 22 boxcars, 14 flateara and 16 SS-type flatcars Forst Zinna Finater,,raide hu unersdoref Wittenberg 17 boxcars, Jueterbog . Frank:furtf odes 28 flatoarrs and Altes Lager 8 S3_~.type flatcars, 29 boxcars` ,Veisewasser Frankfurt/ Oder 49 flatcars and 9 `3 type flatcars 6. 7 boxcars, 19 flatcars and 8 :typo flatcars 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 29 Sperenberg Fin eterwal de On 29 July, a troop traf.. n of 8 boxcars with soldiers and 22 flatcars carrying artillery pieces of 75 tort and motor vehicles was obaer7ed at the huestrin railroad station, The train weft to Finaterral.c.ea (7) Troop trains on 31 July and 1. August included., ~ooest ton o#' , Try. Train?_~ Frcz loo 31 July 20 converted boxcars and 6500 fl.atc; with Dal gow Forst Zinna vehi ol. ee and AA grins 1 August b converted boxcars, Dallgow A1tenjrabow 2 boxcars and 29 flatcars with troops and vehicles CQiI7i1lE"31 t~ (1 The troop train mentioned in paragraph I is identical with either the train on 20 July 1952 or the train on 21 July 1952 mentioned in paragraph 5; the two trains carried components of the 2nd Gdrs ,AA& Div to the -Nuatrow.u AAA Range, presets report con rms . unidentified. unit of the 2nd Gda AAA Div T' RJ r/CwTROL/U5 OFFICIALS 0M.Y" Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-8 S R1,`r f OO TP0LP E OFFIGIbLS ONLY 25X1 Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-8 Approved For Release 2006/08/08: CIA-RDP82-00457R013900P3-8 --4- 25X1 25X1 (2) 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 (3) 25X1 (4) 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 (5) 25X1 ii) 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 (7) 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 until 21 J 1. 1.52 e ro to fourth an s x rsnai seven troop trains were repeatedly reporteu he train leaving Wildpark on 26 u1y 1952 probably carried a small unit ";a the signal oorawftr.,poet exercise in the Finoterrralde area. 56th ;tr Trans Regt of the GOFG in Potsdam until 27 July 1952. Shuttle-train went from huestrin to Jueterbog on 26 ;fuiy 1952, but Lre-nitz an dispatching station is reported for the first time, Compare with the seems o aserva V,on The entraining of a combined arrti2 erg unto the lot a:;"ec2 y at the ..-11.govr=~Lkseberit2 railroad station was re? orted 31 July 1952, whil e a troop train of the earzae division 3 km westssout ...west of Luokmwaade on 1 August 1952. It is believeu that the above observationp, are identical with those mentioned inparagrraph e 3 and. 7, the ?e Uq let h,ccz llvp The volume of dtdly leave traffic from and to Brest Litovsk,, which was somewhat below the average in acrid-June 1952, seem to have increessed. The two troop trains mentioned in paragraph 5 are probably identical vni th two of the group of trains mentioned. in par rapho 1288th Gde AAA th Gdsa F leoz Div fron Frankfurt Ode.-i until 27 July 1952; unidentified AAA regiment of the 63d A Div (US) fro,a ..,ber:srralde until 2t July 1952, three troop trains were dii patched from Formt Zinna to on 2 and 29 July 1952 The troop train on 30 July 3.952 mentioned in parMgraph 5 of the p-resent report was previously repor ed. roop r P. I u3.enttoned in. paragraph b of the present report. came from Frankfurt/ Oder. The information itf the referent e report is given more credence. It to de nitely believed, however, that the above train carried a component of the 32nd A Div (US). The "troop train from Kunimer,dorf to flittenberg mentioned in paragraph 5 was preciously iaentifted Farly on 30 July 1952, a troop train carrying AA guns of the Third Gde Metz army? which came fro the direction of JueteZbog, was unloaded at Wittenberg It Is thus belie;A.rea that a component of the 62nd A. Div (US) was transferred to 25X1 dittenbeerg, 25X1 ( ) The troop train from Jueterbog- alter Laser to Frankfurt/Oder mentioned in 25X1 paragraph con irrt:s an unidentified AAA Regt of the 32nd AAA L ..v S n 25X1 Frankfurt Oder until 29 July 1952 , (10) Compare with the same informatton of the present report ?iq let Matz Div in it eberitz until 1 August 1952. =ate, P Tr!C9,;TRM;'US OFFiGTa ;,- E L'Y' Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013900290003-8