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At the start of World War II, the United States Army acquired a defunct motion picture studio at 35th Avenue and 35th Street in Astoria, Long Island City, Queens, New York, taking over  in February 1942.  The studio became the Signal Corps Photographic Center, later Army Pictorial Center, home to filmmakers and still photographers who covered the war and who produced countless training films.

"We had everything calculated," said Nazi Field Marshal Von Keitel after WWI, "except the speed with which the Allies were able to train their troops ... our major miscalculation was in underestimating their quick and complete mastery of film education." Hit Counter

This web site provides information about the Army Pictorial Center, also known as the Signal Corps Photographic Center and about the people who lived and worked there.  For more, check these pages:

Information about APC/SCPC:

What Was APC/SCPC?

Personnel Roster

Images of APC



APC on the Web

After APC

Other Photographic Units


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