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Mr. Curran in a dark suit stands with his wife in front of a porch. This photograph was probably taken in Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Curran was Hughes' First Lieutenant in Battery C. 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: 1917

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Item Number: 314559
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 80
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314559

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