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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HU121 Henry Uhr
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Henry Uhr

HU7a Roderick Queen (left) and James Graham (right)
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Roderick Queen and James Graham

HU7c Roderick Queen
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Roderick Queen

HU7d Carl Dillard
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Carl Dillard

HU8c Robert Krug and Henry Uhr, Badkissingen, Germany
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Robert Krug and Henry Uhr, Badkissingen, Germany

HU23e Germany, Robert Krug
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Germany, Robert Krug

HU25b Bill McAlexander and xxx Penell
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Bill McAlexander and Penell

HU25c Adrian Elliott and Weldon Taylor, Oregon
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Adrian Elliott and Weldon Taylor

HU25d Weldon Chestney, Oregon
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Weldon Chestney, Oregon

HU26a Frank Neuhauser and Weldon Taylor
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Frank Neuhauser and Weldon Taylor

HU26b Delmas Thomas
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Delmas Thomas

HU26c Adrian Elliott
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Adrian Elliott

HU26d Adrian Elliott
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Adrian Elliott

HU30cl Adrian Elliott
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Adrian Elliott

HU31a Mike Browning
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Mike Browning

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HU31c Mike Browning
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Mike Browning

HU31d Mike Browning and a dead German
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Mike Browning and a dead German

HU34a Paul Puckett, George Williams, Charles Fuller, and Frederick Schwartz
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Paul Puckett, George Williams, Charles Fuller, Frederick Schwartz

HU34b Private Pennell
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Private Pennell

HU36c Kenneth Woodruff and David Andrews at Camp White
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Kenneth Woodruff and David Andrews at Camp White

HU40c Carl Sorrells and Adrian Elliott, Jr.
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Carl Sorrells and Adrian Elliott, Jr

HU46b John Yeary
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John Yeary

HU58a Adrian Elliott and Amy in Belgium
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Adrian Elliott and Amy in Belgium

HU58b William McAlexander, Henry Uhrr, Frank Newhauser
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William McAlexander, Henry Uhrr, Frank Newhauser

HU58d Henry Uhr, Tommy Elliott, Frank Neuhauser
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Henry Uhr, Tommy Elliott, Frank Neuhauser

HU60a Billy Morrison, Private Pennell, and Adrian Elliott
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Billy Morrison, Private Pennell, and Adrian Elliott

HU60b Adrian Elliott
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Adrian Elliott

HU60c Henry Uhr, Tom Barrera, Mike Browning
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Henry Uhr, Tom Barrera, Mike Browning

HU61d Weldon Taylor on a troop train
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Weldon Taylor on a troop train

HU63c Frank Neuhauser, Colonal Brown, and Adrian Elliott
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Frank Neuhauser, Colonal Brown, Adrian Elliott

HU78c Germany, Adrian Elliott
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Adrian Elliott

HU78d Germany, Mike Browning
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Mike Browning

HU79c Kenneth "Cowboy" Morris, Carl Dillard, and Paul Puckett carving the cow
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Kenneth Morris, Carl Dillard, and Paul Puckett carving the cow

HU79d Harold Goff, John Hearnsberger, and Mike Browning
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Harold Goff, John Hearnsberger, Mike Browning

HU88b Jack Key and Weldon Taylor in England
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Jack Key and Weldon Taylor

HU98b Germany, Robert Williams
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Robert Williams

HU99b Germany, Adrian Elliott
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Adrian Elliott

HU101a Belgium, Adrian Elliott
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Adrian Elliott

HU106d Oregon, William "Buck" Ellis
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William Ellis

HU113b Lt. William Taylor conducting heavy machine gun training in Bend, Oregon
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Lt. William Taylor in Bend, Oregon

HU114b Lt. William Taylor in Camp White
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 Lt. William Taylor in Camp White

HU114d Lt. William Taylor in Camp White
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Lt. William Taylor in Camp White

HU120a Joseph Foraker and Adrian Elliott in England
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Joseph Foraker and Adrian Elliott