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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65 G
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65 H Damaged German equipment
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Damaged German equipment

66 A Engineer's Depot
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Engineer's Depot

66 B Forest in Belgium
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Forest in Belgium

66 C On back of photo: Dorothy Lee Ludwig, Route 3 Box 139, Sealey, Texas
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Dorothy Lee Ludwig, Route 3 Box 139, Sealey, Texas

66 D Pup tent in England
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Pup tent in England

66 E J R Bell and his jeep
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J R Bell and his jeep

66 F A wrecked German halftrack
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A wrecked German halftrack

66 G Engineer's depot
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Engineer's depot

68 A 10-4-43 Red and myself
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10-4-43 Red and myself

68 B A pontoon across a river while one of our trucks crosses
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A poonton across a river while one of our trucks crosses

68 C
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68 D
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68 E English Channel
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English Channel

68 F A German truck
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A German truck

68 G A long stream of gas trucks
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A long stream of gas trucks

70 A St. Lo, France
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St Lo, France

70 B In the middle is Bill K
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In the middle is Bill K

70 C Mike Browning in a glider
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Mike Browning in a glider

70 D French town
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French town

72 A Mike Browning
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Mike Browning

72 A William McAlexander
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William McAlexander

72 C Apple trees in France
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Apple trees in France

72 D See 73 which is on back of this photo
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73
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74 Heagerows in Normandy, France
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Heagerows in Normandy, France

75 Dinah Shaw, Normandy France D-Day plus 12
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Dinah Shaw, Normandy France D-Day plus 12

76 First church service after the invasion
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First church service after the invasion

78 Vapor trails over St. Lo
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Vapor trails over St Lo

79 St. Lo after the invasion
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79 St Lo after the invasion

81 St. Lo after the bombs were picked up
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St Lo after the bombs were picked up

80 Tucker Bridge where commander was killed
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Tucker Bridge where commander was killed

82 What was left of large church in St. Lo
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What was left of large church in St Lo

84 WWI cemetary in France
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84 WWI cemetary in France

85 Modave Castle where troops stayed before Germans broke through
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Modave Castle where troops stayed before Germans broke through

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