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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scrapbook cover

E 3 A telegram home from Dale Williams, Jan 2, 1944
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A telegram home from Dale Williams

E 4 Dale Williams army ration card
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Dale Williams army ration card

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E 25 Deflection foil
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Deflection foil

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E 43a Wartime Valentine card sent home from Dale Williams to his wife
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Wartime Valentine card

E 43b Rear of the card above
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Rear of the card above

E 44a Wartime Valentine card sent home from Dale Williams to his wife
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Wartime Valentine card

E 44b Inside of the card above
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Inside of the card above

E 45a Matchbook
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Matchbook

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E 46b British Coins
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British Coins

E 47 Gifts Dale Williams sent home from England for his wife
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Gifts Dale Williams sent home from England for his wife

E 49 Dale Williams in England
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Dale Williams in England

E 51 Dale Williams in England
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Dale Williams in England

E 53 Dale Williams in England
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Dale Williams in England

E 55 Dale Williams somewhere in England June 6, 1944. "Oh my feet!"
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Dale Williams somewhere in England June 6 1944

E 56 Dale Williams somewhere in England June 6, 1944. "After my hike so anything can happen."
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Dale Williams after a hike

E 57a Illustration by Sgt. John Scott from Yank Magazine (left)
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Illustration by Sgt John Scott from Yank Magazine

E 57b Illustration by Sgt. John Scott from Yank Magazine (right)
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Illustration by Sgt John Scott from Yank Magazine

Illustration by Sgt. John Scott from Yank Magazine (left and right)
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Illustration by Sgt John Scott from Yank Magazine

E 57c Article about the army engineers by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine
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Article by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine

E 57d Article about the army engineers by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine, cont.
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Article by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine

E 57e Article about the army engineers by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine, cont.
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Article by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine

E 57f Article about the army engineers by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine, cont.
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Article by Sgt. Saul Levitt from Yank Magazine

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Group photograph at Tent City in Swindon, England, 1944.
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