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2E - 18th FA, Nv. Lierstal

2E - 18th FA, Nv. Lierstal
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 16, 1919
Captain Hughes labeled this photograph the 18th Field Artillery, Nv Lierstal. It shows the military moving equipment through the mountains. The photo was taken June 16, 1919 while he was with the Army of Occupation. 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.


Col. Pratt & Maj. Reynolds, In field, on bike with side car

Col. Pratt & Maj. Reynolds, In field, on bike with side car
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 20, 1919
Captain Hughes photographed Colonel Pratt and Major Reynolds of the 18th Field Artillery on June 20, 1919. The officers are having a conversation by a motorcycle equipped with a side car. Behind them is a line of various artillery and soldiers who are participating in maneuvers in Germany as part of the Army of Occupation. 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.


Young boy seated on a motorcycle photograph

Young boy seated on a motorcycle photograph
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a photograph showing a young boy seated on the first motocycle of many parked in a row at Fort Riley, Kansas.


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