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Capturing the Women's Army Corps

The World War II Photographs of Captain Charlotte T. McGraw
By Françoise Barnes BonnellRonald Kevin Bullis



The photographs taken by Charlotte T. McGraw, the official Women’s Army Corps photographer during World War II, offer the single most comprehensive visual record of the approximately 140,000 women who served in the U.S. Army during the war. This collection of 150 of McGraw’s photos includes pictures made in Africa, in England at the headquarters of the European Theater of Operations, in Asia and the Pacific, and in military hospitals in the United States.

Serving from July 1942 to August 1946, Captain McGraw provided more than 73,000 photographs to the War Department Bureau of Public Affairs. Her photographs were published in the New York Times and New York Herald Tribune, and they were used by the Associated Press and the United Press, as well as in recruiting posters, handouts and informational pamphlets, and in the most popular magazines of the era such as Time, Colliers, Women’s Home Companion, Parade, Saturday Evening Post, and Mademoiselle.

Contributor Bios
Ronald K. Bullis writes, teaches, and conducts seminars on law, social issues, cultural history and photography, professional ethics, and psychotherapy. His most recent book is Hopewell and City Point.
Françoise Barnes Bonnell is the director of the United States Army Women’s Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia. Recently retired from the United States Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel, she has taught history in numerous colleges and universities.