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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HU75b The crossing to France
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The crossing to France

HU75c The crossing to France
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The crossing to France

HU76a The crossing to France with LST (Landing Ship Tank) 351 in the background
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The crossing to France

HU76b The crossing to France
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The crossing to France

HU104a To France
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To France

HU4h France
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France

HU5a France, laundry
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France, laundry

HU5c France, laundry
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France, laundry

HU5e France
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France

HU5h Paris, France
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Paris, France

HU6a France
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France

HU5f France, Red Cross mobile
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France, Red Cross mobile

HU6c France, Red Cross mobile
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France, Red Cross mobile

HU6d France, Red Cross mobile
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France, Red Cross mobile

HU32c France, Red Cross mobile
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France, Red Cross mobile

HU6e France
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France

HU6f France
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France

HU6g France
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France

HU7b France, Bill McAalexander
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France, Bill McAalexander

HU30b France, Kenneth "Cowboy" Morris ready to carve the cow
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France, Kenneth Cowboy Morris ready to carve the cow

HU34c France, disabled German tank
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France, disabled German tank

HU35b France, we built this Bailey Bridge
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France, we built this Bailey Bridge

HU37a Cemetary in France
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Cemetary in France

HU38b France
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France

HU38d France, German prisoners
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France, German prisoners

HU47b Normandy Church service
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Normandy Church service

HU51a Sherman tank, France
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Sherman tank, France

HU57b France, Messenger with Lt. William Taylor
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France, Messenger with Lt William Taylor

HU57d France gravel pit
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France gravel pit

HU83a France
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France

HU88d France
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France

HU92c France
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France