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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Bailey bridge - a specialty with us
Photo: DW

Bailey bridge - a specialty with us

France - Carentan (Manche)
Photo: DW

Carentan

France 13 - Carentan (Manche)
Photo: DW

Carentan

France 16 - Carentan (Manche)
Photo: DW

Carentan

France 19 - Carentan (Manche)
Photo: DW

Carentan

France 22 - Carentan (Manche)
Photo: DW

Carentan

The famous Carentan bridge still in use 9-6-45 built 19-6-44
Photo: DW

The famous Carentan bridge

France - A letter home
Photo: DW

A letter home

France 3a - Journal entry, 1944
Photo: DW

Journal entry, 1945

France 3b - Journal entry, 1944
Photo: DW

Journal entry, 1945

France 3c - Journal entry, 1944
Photo: DW

Journal entry, 1945

France 4
Photo: DW

France 4b - A letter home
Photo: DW

A letter home

France 5a - French wartime francs
Photo: DW

French wartime francs

France 5b - French wartime francs
Photo: DW

French wartime francs

France 6a - French wartime francs
Photo: DW

French wartime francs

France 6b - French wartime francs
Photo: DW

French wartime francs

France 9
Photo: DW

France 23 - Paris
Photo: DW

Paris

France 20 - Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral
Photo: DW

Paris

France 11 - The Eiffel Tower
Photo: DW

The Eiffel Tower

France 15 - The Eiffel Tower
Photo: DW

The Eiffel Tower

France 12
Photo: DW

France 14
Photo: DW

France 17 - The Michelin map on the left has route drawn in blue pencil
Photo: DW

The Michelin map on the left has route drawn in blue pencil

France 18 - The first issue of Stars and Stripes Magazine, June 3, 1945
Photo: DW

The first issue of Stars and Stripes Magazine

France 21
Photo: DW

France 24 - Poem sent home
Photo: DW

Poem sent home

Just one of our toys
Photo: DW

Just one of our toys

One of our many jobs - water supply
Photo: DW

One of our many jobs

B39 - Before the "bastard bridge" was built
Photo: DW

Before thehe bastard bridge was built

The "bastard bridge"
Photo: DW

The bastard bridge