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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H1 - War ration book belonging to Ferrell Williams
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H2
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H3b
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H6
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H7 - Dale Williams's citation for the Bronze Star award
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H8a - "The Gaucher Gab," Thursday November 1, 1945 (cover)
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H8e - "The Gaucher Gab," Thursday November 1, 1945 (page 3)
Photo: DW

H8g - "The Gaucher Gab," Thursday November 1, 1945
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H9b
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H9a
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H11b
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H12 - Dale Williams's discharge papers
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H13
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H15
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H16
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H17
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H17b
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H18 - Dale Williams's ration card
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H19
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Pockets 4
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Letter to Dale Williams from Erich Hoffmann, page one
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Letter to Dale Williams from Erich Hoffmann, page two
Photo: DW