Bill Mauldin Cartoon Collection

The 45th Infantry Division Museum is proud to have in its collection more than 200 of Bill Mauldin’s original World War II cartoons. These significant drawings primarily date from 1944 and 1945 when Mauldin had reached the pinnacle of his wartime work.

Bill Mauldin joined the 45th Infantry Division in September of 1940 and became the cartoonist for the 45th Division News in October of the same year. Early cartoons featured an Indian named Joe, with drawings which recorded the division’s stateside training. Mauldin’s style progressed and matured during this period and he soon became recognized for his talents as a military cartoonist.

Opening Times

Tuesday -Friday
9:00 – 16:15
Saturday
10:00 to 16:15
Sunday
13:00 to 16:00
Monday
Closed

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

COVID-19 and the Museum

In accordance with the Oklahoma City Face Covering ordinance: Everyone over the age 11 is required to wear a face covering, like a mask or face shield, in museum.