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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HU23h Messerschmitt ME 109, Germany
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Messerschmitt ME 109, Germany

HU24a Germany
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Germany

HU24b Germany
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Germany

HU24c Germany
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Germany

HU24d Germany
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Germany

HU24e Germany
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Germany

HU24f Neunstetten, Germany
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Neunstetten, Germany

HU24h Neunstetten, Germany
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Neunstetten, Germany

HU25a, Germany
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Germany

HU32a We built this bridge
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We built this bridge

HU35d Germany
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Germany

HU48a Germany
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Germany

HU50a Germany, captured airfield
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Germany, captured airfield

HU68a Germany
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Germany

HU68b Tank, Germany
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Tank, Germany

HU68c Anti-aircraft guns, Germany
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Anti-aircraft guns, Germany

HU69b Anti-aircraft emplacement, Germany
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Anti-aircraft emplacement, Germany

HU70b Disabled German Panzer tank, Germany
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Disabled German Panzer tank, Germany

HU71a Heavy artillary, Germany
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Heavy artillary, Germany

HU72a Germany
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Germany

HU72b Germany
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Germany

HU72c Germany
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Germany

HU76c Germany, pillbox
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Germany, pillbox

HU76d Germany, inside a pillbox
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Germany, inside a pillbox

HU77a Germany, pillbox
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Germany, pillbox

HU77b Germany, inside a pillbox
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Germany, inside a pillbox

HU77c Germany, pillbox
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Germany, pillbox

HU78a Germany
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Germany

HU78b Germany, downed German plane
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Germany, downed German plane

HU79a Germany
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Germany

HU79b Germany
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Germany

HU80a Germany, Rhur River
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Germany, Rhur River

HU80b Germany, we built this bridge over the Ruhr River
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Germany, we built this bridge over the Ruhr River

HU80c Germany
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Germany

HU81a Germany, Rhine River
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Germany, Rhine River

HU82a German camp
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German camp

HU82b Sherman tanks cross a ponton bridge over the Maas River, Moosburg, Germany
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Sherman tanks cross a ponton bridge over the Maas River

HU94a Germany
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Germany

HU94b Disabled German tank, Germany
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Disabled German tank, Germany

HU94c Germany
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Germany

HU94d Disabled half-track, Germany
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Disabled half-track, Germany

HU95a Germany
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Germany

HU95c Germany, Siegfried Line
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Germany, Siegfried Line

HU96a Germany
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Germany

HU96b Disabled tank, Germany
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Disabled tank, Germany

HU96c Sherman tank, Germany
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Sherman tank, Germany

HU96d Germany
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Germany

HU97c Germany
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Germany

HU98a Germany
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Germany

HU98c Lumber yard, Germany
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Germany

HU98d March of prisoners, Germany
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Germany, march of prisoners