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Two friends of James Clark Hughes, probably taken in Topeka. They are standing in front of a stone builidng. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 6, 1917

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Item Number: 314458
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 18
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314458

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