Therese Bonney, 83, an American journalist and photographer and a noted war correspondent in World War II, died Monday at the American Hospital in Paris.

An native of Califonia, she had gone to France in 1919 as head of a program to bring French students to this country. She received a doctorate from the Serbonne and remained in France as the clouds of World War II gathered.

She was there to make hundreds of photographs when the Soviet Union attacked Finland in 1939. She return to France in time to cover the Nazi Invasion.

Eventually her pictures were put together in [WORD ILLEGIBLE] exhibit entitled "To Whom the Wars Are Done," which was shown in many cities, including Washington. Later many of her other pictures taken in Word War II were published in a book, "Europe's Children."

Miss Bonney also undertook missions for the United States including a secret one in Finland for the Office of Strategic Services.

She had been a columnist for the French daily Le Figaro and had founded an illustrated press service in Europe, providing texts and photographs to newspapers and magazines.

Miss Bonney had been awarded the French Croix de Guerre with the palm and two citations from the U.S. War Department She was a member of the White Rose of Finland and the French Legion of Honor.