Bonita Margaret McGuire Ali

Bonita Margaret McGuire (1915-1989) was a nurse in the U.S. Army from November, 1942 to February, 1946. In 1945 Bonita married Chester F. Ali (1919-2009) who was born in Italy. He was also in the U.S. Army from August 1941 to May 1946 and resigned as a major in the Medical Administrative Corps. They were both from West Virginia and settled in the Clarksburg area. They had at least two children.

Bonita signed the following photograph: “To the sweetest Lt. I ever knew, Bonita McGuire.”

Bonita McGuire

The photograph of Bonita was one of several torn from an album which probably belonged to the unidentified lieutenant mentioned above, who was probably the subject of the two following photographs taken at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, TN.


Here is she is with an unidentified colleague on the streets of Atlanta, GA.

Here are the remaining photographs from this batch:

I purchased the photographs from Strawberry Fields off The Avenue in Hampden, Baltimore.



Bonita Margaret McGuire Ali

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