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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B1
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1945 journal, page 4
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1945 journal

B2a
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B2b
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B2c
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B3a
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B3b
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B3c
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B3d - 1940's pinup by Alberto Vargas
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1940s Vargas pinup

B4
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B6a - Cover from a book of 10 color postcards of different views of Camp de Beverloo, Bourg-Léopold (Leopoldsburg), Belgium
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Cover from a book of 10 color postcards of views of Camp de Beverloo

B6b - Postcard of Bourg-Léopold (Leopoldsburg), Belgium
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Postcard of Camp de Beverloo

B7 - Postcard of the train station at Bourg-Léopold (Leopoldsburg), Belgium
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Postcard of the train station

B8a - The villa Les Tchéous at La Gleize.
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La Gleize

B8b
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B9a
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B9b
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B9c
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B23 - Thanksgiving menu, dated November 29, 1944
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Thanksgiving menu

B10 - Note from flowers sent home for Thanksgiving, November 30, 1944
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Note from flowers sent home for Thanksgiving

B11a - Christmas card from Belgium, December 1944
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Christmas card

B13a - Christmas card from Belgium, December 1944. The cartoon is most likely the work of Charles Olive
Photo: DW

Christmas card

B14a - French Christmas card, December 1944
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French Christmas card

B14b - Note from the above Christmas card, December 1944
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Note from the above Christmas card

B30b - Christmas card from Belgium, December 1944
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Christmas card from Belgium

B31 - Christmas card from Belgium, December 1944
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Christmas card from Belgium

B11b - Happy New Year card from Belgium, January 1945
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New Year card

B30 - Happy New Year card from Belgium, January 1945
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Happy New Year card from Belgium

B15 - Dale Williams
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Dale Williams

B16 - Dale Williams in front of an Alberto Vargas image from the Esquire 1946 pinup calendar (October)
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Dale Williams in front of a Vargas image from the Esquire 1946 calendar

B17
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B20 - a gift for Dale's wife from Belgium
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a gift from Belgium

B21 - Postcard of the Château at Modave, Belgium
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Postcard of the chateau at Modave

B21b - The reverse of the above postcard, dated October 6, 1945
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Reverse of the above postcard

B26 - Postcard of the Château at Modave, Belgium
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Postcard of the chateau at Modave

B34 - Postcard of the Château at Modave, Belgium
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Postcard of the chateau at Modave

B32 - Postcard of the Château at Modave, Belgium
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Postcard of the chateau at Modave

B27 - Postcard of the Château at Modave, Belgium
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Postcard of the chateau at Modave

B28 - Description of the Château at Modave, Belgium
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Description of the chateau at Modave

B36 - Château Modave, Belgium
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Chateau Modave, Belgium

B24 - Hôtel du Pont de Bonne, Modave
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Hotel du Pont de Bonne, Modave

B25 - Cascades du Roiseux at Modave
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Cascades du Roiseux at Modave

B29
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B35
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B37 - Just another job with us: Road clearing
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Road clearing

B38 - Road clearing
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Road clearing

B40 - Cresline road leading to our cabin - just a roadside scene somewhere over here
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Cresline road leading to our cabin

B41 - Belgium Francs
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Belgium Francs

B41b - Belgium Francs
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Belgium Francs