The WWII 300th Combat Engineers

German prisoners from Paris
German prisoners from Paris

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France During WWII, 1944

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Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944. Map drawn by Randy Hanes, 300th ECB, Co. C.
Photo: RH

France

Gliders used on D-Day
Photo: FN

France

Damaged rail yard at Cherbourg
Photo: PR

France

Dale "Babe" Williams, June 6 1944, Normandy, France.
Photo: DW

June 6 1944

Dale "Babe" Williams at Mud Hill Normandy, France
Photo: DW

Mud Hill Normandy, France

Pont L'Abbe, Normandy, France
Photo: FN

Pont L Abbe

A church in Normandy, France
Photo: AS

A church in Normandy

TEC5 Alton A. Schmidt (on right), driver for Co. A (1st squad, 3rd platoon) with a destroyed Panther A tank (Panzerkampfwagen V, Ausführung A) of the Panzer Lehr Division in Normandy, France
Photo: AS

A destroyed German tank in Normandy

TEC5 Alton A. Schmidt, driver for Co. A (1st squad, 3rd platoon) with a destroyed Panther A tank (Panzerkampfwagen V, Ausführung A) of the Panzer Lehr Division in Normandy, France
Photo: DG

Engineer poses with destroyed German tank

Co. A 31 Squad in Normandy, France
Photo: AS

Normandy A Co 31 Squad

Kenneth "Cowboy" Morris about to butcher a cow for steaks in Normandy, June. Cpl. Warren E. Chancellor remembers eating one of these steaks.
Photo: KM

Kenneth Morris with a cow for steaks in June Normandy France

(left to right) Kenneth "Cowboy" Morris, Lum Curtis and Paul Puckett cutting steaks in Normandy, June. Cowboy "liberated" a cow and used his civilian occupation as a butcher to give some of the 300th a hearty meal.
Photo: KM

Kenneth Morris Lum Curtis and Paul Puckett cutting steaks in June in Normandy France

Lawrence J. Piering bivouaced in Normandy, France
Photo: AS

Bivouaced in Normandy

Sgt. Alfred Stein June 23, 1944 in France
Photo: AS

Sgt Stein in France

S/Sgt. Strempher (replacement) 3rd platoon, was killed 7/4/44 while rebuilding a bridge over a rail line in Normandy
Photo: AS

Sgt Strettnpher in Normandy

John G. Petralia, Co. A, at Picauville, France near St. Mere Eglise
Photo: AS

Picauville

St. Saveur Le Vicomte, France
Photo: FN

St Saveur Le Vicomte

The first fixed bridge constructed by 300th on June 27, 1944 after the invasion of Carentan, Normandy, France. It was built while under fire by the Germans and Commanding Officer, Major John Tucker, was killed.
Photo: RH

France

Tucker Bridge, Carentan, Normandy, France.
Photo: DW

Tucker Bridge

Side view of Candol Bridge showing traffic crossing, 3 miles southwest of St. Lo, France, 7 August 1944. View is looking upstream.
Photo: DW

Side view of Candol Bridge

North side of St. Lo
Photo: FN

North side of St Lo

South side of St. Lo
Photo: FN

South side of St Lo

St. Lo, France
Photo: CEB

St Lo

Docks at Le Harve, France
Photo: FN

France

Le Harve dock area, France
Photo: FN

Le Harve dock area

Le Harve, France
Photo: FN

Le Harve

Charters, France, the damage of war
Photo: AS

the damage of war

A German grave near Chartres, France. The hat on the stick is German and has a bullet hole. To the right of the grave is a German motorcycle sidecar. The grave most likely belongs to a dispatch rider. If it had been a GI, there would have been flowers or a flag.
-Alfred Stein
Photo: AS

A grave near Charters

Complete destruction in Isigny, France
Photo: AS

Complete destruction in Isigny

Rebuilding in Isigny, France 1944
Photo: FN

Rebuilding in Isigny

Reunion in Isigny, France from Alaska, Sergeant Vencent D. Laney, Mark Coughlin, Loney Roach.
Photo: FN

Reunion in Isigny

L'Hotel de Ville, Isigny, France
Photo: WC

Hotel de Ville, Isigny

Bastille Day at Isigny, France, July 14, 1944
Photo: FN

Bastille Day at Isigny

June 1944 bridge built by Co. B - Lucky Seven, Isigny, France. Left to right: Harvey Whittle, Tomas Maldonado, Gilbert Rodriguez, Lt. Webbendorfer
Photo: LB

Bridge built by Co B

Sgt. Thomas Rents (left), PFC Lynn Frilanbon (center) and Cpl Edward Celestino (right) of the 300th Engineers repair the under piling of a bridge destroyed by enemy fire along the Carentan - Cherbourg Road in France - June 30, 1944.
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Engineers repair the under piling of a bridge

WWI memorial on a battlefield in Soissons, France
Photo: FN

WWI memorial in Soissons

Statue for WWI victory in Soissons, France
Photo: FN

Statue for WWI victory in Soissons

Co. A, 1st squad, 3rd platoon taking a break in La Capelle. No gas for 30 days - Eisenhower diverted it to Montgomery. Left to right: Raymond Caprin, Ralph McGreary, Fay Harris, Samuel Amorino, truck driver Alton Schmidt (standing in back), Pablo Hernandez, Colbert Snider, Hubert Burns,Carl Korth (standing behind), Foreman, Raymond Dudley.
Photo: AS

Co A

Rail yards at Metz, France
Photo: FN

Rail yards at Metz

Anthisnes, France
Photo: CB

Anthisnes France

Dan Grob somewhere in France
Photo: DG

France

A Panther A tank stuck somewhere in France
Photo: AS

A Panther A tank stuck somewhere in France

Taking a break in France
Photo: CB

Taking a break in France

Logging in France
Photo: CB

logging in France

A break while logging in France
Photo: CB

A break While Logging in France

Engineers in France
Photo: CB

Engineers in France

Building a Bridge
Photo: CB

Building a Bridge

The last place Frank Neuhauser stayed in France during his time in Europe
Photo: FN

The last place Frank Neuhauser stayed in France during his time in Europe

On the way home from France
Photo: FN

On the way home from France

Forrest Wood (left) in Sauerne, France, 1945
Photo: MD

Forrest Wood in Sauerne

Clifton Elmore, left, and Clovis Brown at Camp Calais, France, October 1945
Photo: CE

Clifton Elmore and Clovis E Brown

Preston Gatlin
Photo: CE

Preston Gatlin

Vencent Laney (center) and two other wounded soldiers with actress Bebe Daniels on the Normandy front
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Vencent Laney and two other wounded soldiers with actress Bebe Daniels