The WWII 300th Combat Engineers

Harold Palmer
Harold Palmer

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Harold Palmer Album

The Dallas reunion in June 2009 provided a major contribution to the web site. Nettie Palmer, wife of Harold Palmer, has been attending 300th reunions in Dallas for several years with her son Adrian Lopez from California. This year, she brought with her a small metal box filled with photographs of the 300th taken during the campaign in Europe. The small photographs, about 2 x 2 inches, are in excellent condition. Many are of the men of the 300th, their equipment, destroyed towns, disabled German tanks and planes and American gliders. The photos were scanned at the reunion and returned safely to Nettie. Our tanks to Nettie for sharing these for the web site.

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Left to right: John Yeary, Burle Mathis, Harold Palmer, and Alton Schmidt
Photo: HP

John Yeary, Burle Mathis, Harold Palmer, Alton Schmidt

Left to right rear: Claud Chastain, unknown, Weldon Taylor, John Vaughn
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Claud Chastain, unknown, Weldon Taylor, John Vaughn

Left to right: Alton Schmidt, Carl Dillard, Weldon Taylor
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Alton Schmidt, Carl Dillard, Weldon Taylor

Left to right: Winton Yelton, Alton Schmidt, Carl Dillard
Photo: HP

Winton Yelton, Alton Schmidt, Carl Dillard

Men in Isigny, Normandy just after the landing
Photo: HP

Men in Isigny, Normandy just after the landing

T5 Med. Det. Marshall Barfield (on right)
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Marshall Barfield

Left to right: Lt. Frank Levitski and Lt. William Taylor Jr.
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Lt. Frank Levitski and Lt. William Taylor Jr.

Sgt. Charles Fuller (on left)
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Sgt. Charles Fuller

Weldon Chestney (on right)
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Weldon Chestney

Left to right: Earnest "Sleepy" Young, Charles "Bud" Palmer, Feliciano Rodriguez, Winton Yelton, and John Cotton Morris Jr.
Photo: HP

Earnest Sleepy Young, Charles Bud Palmer, Feliciano Rodriguez, Winton Yelton, and John Cotton Morris Jr.

The Church of Notre Dame in Saint-Lo, Normandy
Photo: HP

Damaged church in Aachen, Germany

Day we left desert, Betty Steib, Sister Nance, your nurses
Photo: HP

Day we left desert, Betty Steib, Sister Nance, your nurses

Front to back: Harold Palmer, unknown, Winton Yelton, unknown
Photo: HP

Harold Palmer, unknown,  Winton Yelton, unknown

Left to right: Alton Schmidt, Feliciano Rodriguez, Harold Palmer
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Alton Schmidt, Feliciano Rodriguez, Harold Palmer

Left to right: Buck William Ellis and Sgt. Oren Hudson
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Buck William Ellis and Sgt. Oren Hudson

Left to right: Charles Yelton, Sgt. Carl Ford, unknown, Burl Mathis,and J. R. Bell
Photo: HP

Charles Yelton, Sgt. Carl Ford, unknown, Burl Mathis, J. R. Bell

Left to right: David Been, Robert Wagner, Jr., Kenneth Morris, and Clovis Bryant
Photo: HP

David Been, Robert Wagner, Jr., Kenneth Morris, Clovis Bryant

Left to right: Feliciano Rodriguez, Weldon Taylor, Harold Palmer, and Winton Yelton
Photo: HP

Feliciano Rodriguez, Winton Taylor, Harold Palmer, and Winton Yelton

Left to right: Weldon Taylor, Alton Schmidt, Feliciano Rodriguez, and Harold Palmer
Photo: HP

Weldon Taylor, Alton Schmidt, Feliciano Rodriguez, and Harold Palmer

Left to right: Winton "Bud" Yelton, Charley Yelton, and Harold Palmer
Photo: HP

Winton, Bud, Yelton, Charley Yelton, and Harold Palmer

Sgt. James Coughlin with German minefield sign
Photo: HP

Sgt. James Coughlin with German minefield sign

Sgt. James Coughlin
Photo: HP

Sgt. James Coughlin

Left to right top: Burl Mathis and Harold Palmer. Left to right bottom: John Yeary and Alton Schmidt
Photo: HP

Burl Mathis, Harold Palmer, John Yeary, and Alton Schmidt

William White and a fully equipped motorcycle
Photo: HP

William White and fully equipped motorcycle

Left to right rear: unknown, unknown, unknown, Jack Phillips, Forest Juke Burnham, and unknown. Left to right front: Pablo Hernandez, Joe Dubec, Elbo Harris, and Harold Palmer
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Jack Phillips, Forest Juke Burnham, Pablo Hernandez, Joe Dubec, Elbo Harris, Harold Palmer