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Eight soldiers are lined up behind the bed of a pick-up truck. Two soldiers are in the bed of the truck. They appear to be new recruits of Battery A, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. 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 20, 1917

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Item Number: 314501
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 44A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314501

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