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Iron Production Gets Under Way in the U. S. Zone; A fireman keeps turnaco burning at the Buderus Iron Works, Wetzlar.

Signal Corps Photo


Paralysis of German Economic Following the Surrender.

First paper will in U. S. Zone (Bavaria) reactivated as coal is received,
plant utilizes stockpiles of other raw materials on hand.
First trainload of American flour for U. S. Sector arrives in Berlin.

The Rhine waterway in the U. S. Zone is opened for traffic.

The crop is harvested under difficulties but successfully by women and children.

First list of reparations plants submitted to Allied Control Authority.
All essential electric power requirements met for first time in U.S. Zone.

First sheet steel rolling mill in U.S. Zone activated at Haidhof Plant,
Maximilianhuette, Bavaria.

First flat glass produced in U.S. Zone at Deutsche Tafelglas, AG., Weiden,
Full intrazonal mail service resumed.

First valuations of reparations plants undertaken under "Operation RAP',
representing quick, informal appraisal of plants allocated as advance re-

All high tension transmission lines within U. S. Zone repaired and returned to service.

First open hearth steel produced at Haidhof Plant, Maximilianhuette,

First soda ash produced in U. S. Zone, by Kali Chemie AG., Heilbronn, W/B.
Interzonal mail service resumed.

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First war plant destroyed.

Uniform ration scales 1,500 calories for normal consumers (as against 1,350 in October) and uniform consumer categories introduced in U.S. Zone.

First calcium cyanamid (nitrogen fertilizer) produced in U. S. Zone at Trostberg plant in Bavaria.

Ration raised to 1550 calories per day for normal consumer.
Final Agricultural Production Plan for 1946 is approved.


First reparations plant dismantled.

First ship carrying direct food imports from United States for German civilians arrives in Bremen.

The American Plan, “The Future Level of German Industry”, submitted to the Allied Control Authority.

Interzonal telegraph and telephone service between the three Western Zones reopened.

Germany-wide telegraph and telephone service resumed.
First commercial export sales concluded.

Arrangements for first purchase of field and vegetable seeds from Soviet Zone for U.S. Zone completed.

March The Plan for Reparations and the Level of Post-War German Economy adopted by the Four Occupying Powers.

First pig iron produced in U.S. Zone, at Buderus Iron Works, Wetzlar, Gr. Hesse.

First cotton from United States arrives in Germany.
First reparations shipment leaves U.S. Zone for USSR.

April Ration for normal consumers in U. S. Zone reduced to 1,275 calories per day. Inland waterway transport system functioning normally.

International mail service between Germany and foreign countries resumed for personal mail only.

First Soviet vessel calls at Bremen to transport reparations equipment to Soviet Union.

May Ration for normal consumers in U.S. Zone reduced to 1,180 calories per day.

Agreement reached for sale of 30,000 head of cattle from U. S. Zone to the Soviet Zone and for purchase of 7,000 tons of sugar, 5,000 tons of molasses, 1,800 tons of seed and other agricultural supplies from the Soviet Zone for the U.S. Zone.

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