The WWII 300th Combat Engineers

Harold Palmer
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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: Medics Warren Chancellor, Hoyt Neill, and Herbert Ash
Photo: WC

Medics Warren Chancellor, Hoyt Neill, and Herbert Ash

Table Rock Mountain, Medford, Oregon
Photo: HP

Table Rock Mountain, Medford, Oregon

Road Sign to Co. A with Feliciano Rodriguez on right
Photo: HP

Road Sign to Co. A with Feliciano Rodriguez on right

Oliver Cromwell Church in Maple Durham, England
Photo: HP

Oliver Cromwell Church in Maple Durham, England

Men from Co. A, 300th Engineers, posing with their Diamond T hauler and dozer
Photo: HP

Diamond T hauler and dozer of the 300th engineers

Winton "Bud" Yelton (center) and Charlie "Bud" Palmer (right) of Co. A, 300th Engineers posing with their Diamond T hauler and dozer
Photo: HP

Winton Yelton and Charles Palmer of Co. A posing with their equipment

300th Engineers discussing munitions in the field
Photo: HP

300th men discussing munitions in the field

Possible grave of German soldiers. Note the hole in helmet
Photo: HP

Possible grave of German soldiers

An abandoned German tank with one of the men of the 300th, most likely in France
Photo: HP

Abandoned German tank with one of the men of the 300th likely in France

Damaged German tank, most likely in France
Photo: HP

Damaged German tank likely in France

Abandoned German artillery, most likely in France
Photo: HP

Abandoned German artillery, most likely in France

Badly damaged German tank, most likely in France
Photo: HP

Badly damaged German tank, most likely in France

American soldier checking inside a disabled German tank, most likely in France
Photo: HP

American soldier checking inside a disabled German tank, most likely in France

Allied glider in Normandy. Note German obstacles of cut off trees
Photo: HP

Allied glider in Normandy

Aerial dog fight as seen from the ground
Photo: HP

Aerial dog fight as seen from the ground

Body in a field
Photo: HP

Body in a field

Allied bombing leveled town, most likely in Normandy, France
Photo: HP

Allied bombing leveled town likely in Normandy, France

Allied bombing destroyed town, most likely in Normandy, France
Photo: HP

Allied bombing destroyed town most likely in Normandy, France

Church badly damaged by Allied bombing, most likely in Normandy, France
Photo: HP

Church badly damaged by Allied bombing most likely in Normandy, France

Co. A truck with a few of the men of the 300th
Photo: HP

Co. A truck with a few of the men of the 300th

Soldier in foxhole taking aim on something
Photo: HP

Soldier in foxhole taking aim on something

Destroyed hangar and aircraft, most likely in Germany
Photo: HP

Destroyed hangar and aircraft likely in Germany

Medford, Oregon where the 300th trained
Photo: HP

Medford, Oregon where the 300th trained

Allied gliders in field in Normandy
Photo: HP

Allied gliders in field in Normandy

Piccadilly Circus, London
Photo: HP

Piccadilly Circus, London