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Captain Hughes and the 18th Field Artillery with the Army of Occupation, were approaching Wittlich, a town in the Rhineland-Palatinate area of Germany, when this photo was taken in 1919. Many military vehicles can be seen on the road. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919

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Item Number: 314844
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 294
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314844

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