The WWII 300th Combat Engineers

Dale Williams
Staff Sergeant Dale Williams

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Dale Williams Album

During his time with the 300th, Dale Williams was a collector. From his induction in the Army to Camp White to England and through Europe to the end of the war he collected documents, souvenirs, photos, letters and more. His son, Keenan Williams, brought these albums and boxes of items out of storage and began to review the collection. He learned of the 300th reunions and in October 2010 brought some of the items to the 300th reunion in Tyler, Texas where he shared it with veterans and families of the 300th. Keenan is in the process of photographing, copying and scanning this material first for his own sons but also for the 300th web site. The first installment is reproduced here with much more to follow. Our thanks to Keenan for making this significant addition to the web site.

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Dale Williams induction papers
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Dale Williams induction papers

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Medford, Oregon
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Camp White
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Camp White

At Camp White
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At Camp White

At Camp White
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At Camp White

At Camp White
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At Camp White

At Camp White
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At Camp White
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At Camp White
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Telegram from Dale Williams at Camp White to his wife, dated March 11, 1943
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Telegram from Dale Williams at Camp White to his wife

Extracts from the Articles of War issued at Camp White to 1st Headquarters Special Troops, IV Corps, March 20, 1943
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Extracts from the Articles of War

Extracts from the Articles of War issued at Camp White to 1st Headquarters Special Troops, IV Corps, March 20, 1943
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Extracts from the Articles of War

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The Sunday Oregonian, August 1, 1943 (top)
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The Sunday Oregonian

The Sunday Oregonian, August 1, 1943 (bottom)
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The Sunday Oregonian

Map from page one of The Sunday Oregonian, August 1, 1943. The map shows the area in Oregon in which troops were training before leaving for Europe.
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Map

The Sunday Oregonian, August 1, 1943 (following page)
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The Sunday Oregonian

The Sunday Oregonian, August 1, 1943 (following page)
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The Sunday Oregonian

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Map of Oregon showing the area in the 300th were stationed and performed maneuvers (left)
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Map showing the area in the 300th were stationed and performed maneuvers

Map of Oregon showing the area in the 300th were stationed and performed maneuvers (right)
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Map of Oregon showing the area in the 300th were stationed and performed maneuvers

Map of Oregon showing the area in the 300th were stationed and performed maneuvers (complete)
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Map of Oregon showing the area in the 300th were stationed and performed maneuvers

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Telegram sent from Dale Williams to his wife, dated June 21, 1943
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Telegram from Dale Williams to his wife

Telegram sent from Dale Williams to his wife, dated June 23, 1943
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Telegram from Dale Williams to his wife

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Dale Williams
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Dale Williams

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Special Orders promoting Dale Williams to Staff Sergeant
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Special Orders promoting Dale Williams to Staff Sergeant

Telegram sent from Dale Williams, in New York City, to his wife, dated November 11, 1943
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Telegram from Dale Williams to his wife

Souvenir sent from Dale Williams, in New York City, to his wife, dated November, 1943
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Souvenir from Dale Williams

Postcards from New York City, November, 1943
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Postcards from New York City

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An image from Dale Williams stay in New York City, November, 1943
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New York City, November, 1943

An image from Dale Williams stay in New York City, November, 1943
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New York City, November, 1943

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Staff Sergeant Dale Williams
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Staff Sergeant Dale Williams

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