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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HU1b Huy Belgium, Chateau Ahin
Photo: HU

Huy Belgium, Chateau Ahin

HU1f Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU1h Belgium, tank
Photo: HU

Belgium, tank

HU2a Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU3c Maddy, Belgium
Photo: HU

Maddy, Belgium

HU7e Maurice Daffe, Assesse, Belgium
Photo: HU

Maurice Daffe, Assesse, Belgium

HU23a Dinant, Belgium
Photo: HU

Dinant, Belgium

HU23b Dinant, Belgium
Photo: HU

Dinant, Belgium

HU100d Dinant, Belgium
Photo: HU

Dinant, Belgium

HU33c Dinant, Belgium
Photo: HU

Dinant, Belgium

HU34d Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU47a Bulldozer, Belgium
Photo: HU

Bulldozer, Belgium

HU47c Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU47d Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU50c Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU64a Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU64b Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU64c Belgium, mine field
Photo: HU

Belgium, mine field

HU65b Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU66c Sherman tank, Belgium
Photo: HU

Sherman tank, Belgium

HU66a Sherman tank, Belgium
Photo: HU

Sherman tank, Belgium

HU66b Changing a tire, Belgium
Photo: HU

Changing a tire, Belgium

HU67a Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU67c Tanks, Belgium
Photo: HU

Tanks, Belgium

HU71b Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU73 Belgium, engineer dump
Photo: HU

Belgium, engineer dump

HU73b Belgium, engineer dump
Photo: HU

Belgium, engineer dump

HU73c Belgium, engineer dump
Photo: HU

Belgium, engineer dump

HU74a Belgium, road building
Photo: HU

Belgium, road building

HU74b Belgium, road building
Photo: HU

Belgium, road building

HU74c Belgium, road building
Photo: HU

Belgium, road building

HU74d Belgium, road building
Photo: HU

Belgium, road building

HU75a Belgium, road building
Photo: HU

Belgium, road building

HU91b Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

Hu91c Belgium, gasoline transport, "Red Ball Express"
Photo: HU

Belgium, gasoline transport, Red Ball Express

HU93b Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU100a Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium

HU100c Belgium, checking the map
Photo: HU

Belgium, checking the map

HU101b Heavy artillary, Belgium
Photo: HU

Heavy artillary, Belgium

HU106c Belgium
Photo: HU

Belgium