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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B19 - Hotel Fürstenhof in Bad Wildungen, Germany
Photo: DW

Bad Wildungen

G1 - German uniform insignia patches
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German uniform insignia patches

G2
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G3
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G3b
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G4
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G5 - German wartime stamps, 1945
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German wartime stamps

G6
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G7 - Christmas card
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Christmas card

G7ba - Christmas card from 1944, inside
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G7bb - Christmas card from 1944, cover
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G7c - Envelope from a letter sent home by Dale Williams in June 1945
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Envelope from a letter sent home by Dale Williams in June 1945

G8a
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G8b
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G9a
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G10
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G11
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G12a - Downed German ME-109
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Downed German ME-109

G14 - Eupen, Oberstadt, Germany
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Eupen, Oberstadt

G15 - Wetzlarbad (outdoor swimming pool) in Eupen, Oberstadt, Germany
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Wetzlarbad - Eupen, Oberstadt

G17 - Downed German ME-109
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Downed German ME-109

G19- Taken at the famous west border barricade in Leichenbuch, Germany
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The famous west border barricade in Leichenbuch, Germany

G21 - Taken about three days before the jump off. Note Remagen Bridge in the rear.
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Remagen Bridge

G22 - Bridge built by Co. C
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Bridge built by Co. C

G29
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G31 - Köln am Rhein (Cologne) - Heumarkt
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Koln am Rhein (Cologne) - Heumarkt

G31b
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G32 - Bad Aachen
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Bad Aachen

G33a - "Greetings from Schröding," VE Day, Germany, 7 May, 1945
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Greetings from Schroding

G33b - Rear side of the postcard above
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Rear side of the postcard above

G34
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G35
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G36 - Fatherland Coffee and Tea House (partial view), Bad Aachen
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Fatherland Coffee and Tea House

G36b - Rear side of the postcard above
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Rear side of the postcard above

G37a - Captured German photograph
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Captured German photograph

G37b - Captured German photograph
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Captured German photograph

G37c - Captured German photograph
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Captured German photograph

G38 - Actual old photograph taken from the trash of a building where we stayed near Nuremberg
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Photograph of Hitler

G39 - POW's nicknamed "Fritz" and "Hans." The steins are now in Arkansas
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POWs nicknamed Fritz and Hans

G40 - Claus Schuh (left) and Gunther Pochmann (right)
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Claus Schuh and Gunther Pochmann

G50 - Rothenburg, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany

G53 - Almost not in this. See me at the bottom?
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Almost not in this. See me at the bottom

G54 - Miracle Battalion
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Miracle Battalion

G55 - Journal entries from 1945
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Journal entries from 1945

G56 - Journal entry from 1945
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Journal entry from 1945

G57 - Major Crandall's 2nd Anniversary letter to the men under his command, written in Germany and dated March 1, 1945
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 Major Crandall letter to the men under his command