The WWII 300th Combat Engineers

Henry Uhr
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Henry Uhr Album

Henry Uhr was an ameteur photographer. As a member of the 300th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, he recorded the war as he travelled from Camp White in 1943 in Oregon to Germany and the end of the war. He recorded more than 400 images and found a way to develop, print and bring them home. After the war he compiled two albums of the photographs and identified the locations and the names of his comrades in Company A. In October 2013, his son, Henry Uhr Jr., with his wife brought the two albums to the 300th reunion in Tyler, Texas. The photographs were scanned at the reunion. Over the next few months the images were organized, edited and identified and now are up on the web site in the Image Gallery. The images are arranged in seven categories; Oregon training, England training, France, Belgium, Germany, Men of Company A and his tourist photographs. You will note that many of the photographs here are scratched and with dots of dirt. This is likely because they were developed and printed by the men in the field and not in the most sterile environment of a professional darkroom so the quality can be excused. The content of this collection is remarkable because of its volume, variety, identifications and multiple locations in training, combat and on leave. We thank Henry Uhr for documenting the war from the view of a combat engineer and his son for sharing his father’s albums with us for the web site.

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HU36b Camp White, hand granade training
Photo: HU

Camp White hand granade training

HU36d Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU44b Lapine, Oregon
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon

HU44a Camp White, USO Show
Photo: HU

Camp White, USO Show

HU44c Lapine, Oregon, USO Show
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon, USO Show

HU45a Lapine, Oregon, USO Show
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon, USO Show

HU45b Lapine, Oregon, USO Show
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon, USO Show

HU45c Lapine, Oregon, USO Show
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon, USO Show

HU45d USO Show, Camp White
Photo: HU

USO Show, Camp White

HU46a Lapine, Oregon, Barber
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon, Barber

HU48b Lapine, Oregon, Mail Call
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon, Mail Call

HU48c Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU49a Lapine, Oregon
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon

HU50b Lapine, Oregon
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon

HU51b Lapine, Oregon swimming hole
Photo: HU

Lapine, Oregon swimming hole

HU52a Oregon
Photo: HU

Oregon

HU53a Bend, Oregon
Photo: HU

Bend, Oregon

HU53b Bend, Oregon
Photo: HU

Bend, Oregon

HU53d Bend, Oregon
Photo: HU

Bend, Oregon

HU54b Bend, Oregon
Photo: HU

Bend, Oregon

HU58c Oregon
Photo: HU

Oregon

HU59a Oregon, dice game
Photo: HU

Oregon, dice game

HU59b Oregon, dice game
Photo: HU

Oregon, dice game

HU59c Oregon, dice game
Photo: HU

Oregon, dice game

HU59d Oregon, dice game
Photo: HU

Oregon, dice game

HU108b
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HU110a Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU110b Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU110c Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU110d Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU111b Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU111c Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU112a Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU112b Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU112c Camp White
Photo: HU

Camp White

HU113a Bend Oregon
Photo: HU

Bend Oregon

HU113c Bend Oregon
Photo: HU

Bend Oregon

HU113d Bend Oregon
Photo: HU

Bend Oregon

HU114a Camp White, in formation
Photo: HU

Camp White, in formation

HU114c Camp White, in formation
Photo: HU

Camp White, in formation

HU115a Camp White, in formation
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Camp White, in formation

HU115d Camp White, in formation
Photo: HU

Camp White, in formation

HU116a Camp White, flame thrower training
Photo: HU

Camp White, flame thrower training

HU116b Camp White, flame thrower training
Photo: HU

Camp White, flame thrower training