The WWII 300th Combat Engineers

Willie Hein
Corporal Willie Hein

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Willie Hein Album

Willie Hein and his family attended the Tyler reunion in October 2010 and brought with them a photo album of the 300th and World War II. The story of how he got the film from the United States to Europe and how the photos were developed is not entirely clear. The end result is about 200 photos of excellent quality never before published. What makes these photos of even more important is that the photos were taken by the men of the 300th and Willie has identified the photos; people, location, activity, etc. Our tanks to Willey for sharing these for the web site.

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01 Basic training
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Basic Training

03 Basic training combat conditions
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Basic Training

04 Weekend leave during basic training combat
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06 Girl that sent film overseas
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Girl that sent film overseas

07 Camp White, Medford, Oregon
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Camp White

08 Red Richard 10-4-43. Recon on Alcon Highway to Alaska
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Red Richard

09 Working on 192ft bridge. 15 stringers (each 8 ton); work by hand
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Working on 192ft bridge

11 Bridge built in Oregon
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Bridge built in Oregon

13 Bridge over the Deschutes River in Oregon
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Bridge over the Deschutes River in Oregon

12 Willey Hein in New York before deportation
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Willey Hein in New York before deportation

14 Invasion training in Swindon, England
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Invasion training in Swindon

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16 Invasion fleet and passing by battleship Texas
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Invasion fleet and passing by battleship Texas

17 Invasion fleet
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Invasion fleet

18 Picture of LST taken from LST
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Picture of LST taken from LST

20 First town captured in France
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First town captured in France

21 Knocked out German tank turned over to show escape hatch
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Knocked out German tank turned over to show escape hatch

22 Camouflaged truck at the front line
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Camouflaged truck at the front line

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25 Gliders of the 82nd Airborn Division
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Gliders of the 82nd Airborn Division

26 Dead German soldiers
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Dead German soldiers

26 Dead German soldier
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Dead German soldier

27 Where men were at a dance when Germans broke through
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Where men were at a dance when Germans broke through

28 Field where troops slept during Battle of Bulge
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Field where troops slept during Battle of Bulge

29 Disabled German Tiger Royal
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Disabled German Tiger Royal

30 American Sherman tank
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American Sherman tank

31 Shot down German Mig 109
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Shot down German Mig 109

32 Siegfried Line
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Siegfried Line

33 Aachen, first city captured in Germany
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Aachen, first city captured in Germany

34 Pontoons for Baily Bridge over the Rhine
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Pontoons for Baily Bridge over the Rhine

35 Building Bailey Bridge over the Rhine
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Building Bailey Bridge over the Rhine

36 A Battle in the Pocket
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A Battle in the Pocket

36 A Battle in the Pocket
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A Battle in the Pocket

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39 Bill and Lt Doughertory after V-E Day in Weisenburg, Germany
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Bill and Lt Doughertory after V-E Day in Weisenburg, Germany

40 Picked up bombs, repaired city waterlines to Ansbach, Germany
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Picked up bombs, repaired city waterlines to Ansbach, Germany

50 Bill and Roderick Queen after V-E Day in Weisenburg, Germany
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Bill and Roderick Queen after V-E Day in Weisenburg, Germany

51 Germain girl whose mother repaired Bill's clothos and schined his shoes
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Germain girl whose mother repaired Bill's clothos and schined his shoes

52 Young German girl before trip back to U.S
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Young German girl before trip back to U.S

53 A Belgium girl that led troops from Muse River to Givet, France
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A Belgium girl that led troops from Muse River to Givet, France

53 B
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53 C
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53 D A section of foot bridge
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A section of foot bridge

53 E German tank of Rommell
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German tank of Rommell

53 F
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Willie Hein
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Willie Hein

Willie Hein
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Willie Hein

54 CC
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54 DD
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