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In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard and stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, where this photograph was taken. The new recruits are lining up to get their typhoid shots for this posed picture. Some men are sitting in the background. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. 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 19, 1917

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Item Number: 314489
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 36
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314489

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