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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HU2c Bristol, England, Billy Byers
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Bristol, England, Billy Byers

HU35a England, The Empire Theatre shows the film "The Sky's The Limit", 1943
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Empire Theatre

HU2b England
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England

HU2f England, Robert Krug
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England, Robert Krug

HU2g England
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England

HU51c Chiselton, England
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Chiselton, England

HU52c England, building tents
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England, building tents

HU54d England
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England

HU54c England
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England

HU55a Henry Uhr (under the black X) in England
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Henry Uhr in England

HU55b England, Treadway Bridge
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England Treadway Bridge

HU56b England, Treadway Bridge
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England, Treadway Bridge

HU55c England, Treadway Bridge
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England

HU55d England, Treadway Bridge
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England, Treadway Bridge

HU56a England, Light Ponton Bridge
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England, Light Ponton Bridge

HU56c England, Light Ponton Bridge
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England, Light Ponton Bridge

HU56d England
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England

HU57a England, Mike Browning, heavy machine gun training
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England, Mike Browning, heavy machine gun training

HU62c England
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England

HU67b England
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England

HU86a England
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England

HU87d England
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England

HU88 England
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England

HU89a England
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England

HU89b England, heavy machine gun training
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England, heavy machine gun training

HU89c England
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England

HU89d England
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England

HU90a England
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England

HU90b England
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England

HU90c England
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England

HU90d England
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England

HU91a England, explosive training
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England, explosive training

HU92a England
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England

HU92b England
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England

HU99c England, Plymouth
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England, Plymouth

HU102b England
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England

HU106a England
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England

HU106b England
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England

HU109a England
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England

HU109b England, map reading
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England, map reading

HU109c England, map reading
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England, map reading

HU120b England
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England

HU120c England
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England