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Two men standing in front of a used car business; an open-sided building filled with cars and one motorcycle. Sign in front reads "Exchange Bargains." Grain elevator in distance. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. Picher, Oklahoma, is in the far northeast corner of the state. It is unknown why Hughes was there. 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: September 12, 1917

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Item Number: 314532
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 64A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314532

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