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137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Germany

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Germany
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: February 06, 1945
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade of the 35th Division waiting to move on a reconnaissance mission between the German towns of Heinsberg and Unterbruch.


137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Rheinberg, Germany

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Rheinberg, Germany
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: 1945
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment, the 35th Division of the 9th United States Army moving through the streets of Rheinberg, Germany as the city was under enemy mortar fire.


17th FA, Ehrenbreitstein, Germany, 5 ton tractor

17th FA, Ehrenbreitstein, Germany, 5 ton tractor
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: April 3, 1919
The 17th Field Artillery demonstrated the ability of a Holt five ton crawler tractor to travel over rough terrain. This demonstration was photographed by Captain Hughes, April 3,1919 while in Ehrenbreitstein, Germany during 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.


17th FA, Ehrenbreitstein, Germany, 5 ton tractor

17th FA, Ehrenbreitstein, Germany, 5 ton tractor
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: April 3, 1919
The 17th Field Artillery conducted a demonstration of a Holt five ton crawler tractor April 3, 1919 in Ehrenbreitstein, Germany. Captain Hughes was able to photograph the demonstration over a variety of terrains. 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.


1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 1, 1880 through June 2, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Farmer Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


18th FA, Miller and Self

18th FA, Miller and Self
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 1919
The photo shows Captain James Hughes on the right and a friend and fellow soldier, indentified only as Miller, on the left. They are with the 18th Field Artillery as part of the Army of Occupation and probably in western Germany at the time this photo was taken in June 1919. 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.


218 FA above Kilberg

218 FA above Kilberg
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 17, 1919
This photograph taken June 17, 1919 by Captain Hughes shows the 18th Field Artillery, part of the Army of Occupation, passing near the German town of Kolberg. 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.


218 FA above Kilberg

218 FA above Kilberg
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 17, 1919
This photograph taken June 17, 1919 by Captain Hughes shows the German town of Kolberg in a valley below where Hughes and the 18th Field Artillery with the Army of Occupation were traveling. 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.


24th Dir. Circus, Ahrweiler, Germany

24th Dir. Circus, Ahrweiler, Germany
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain James Hughes is shown in this photo with members of the 24th Dir. Circus troupe in Ahrweiler, Germany. The photo was taken in 1919 while he was in Germany during the Army of Occupation. James 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 on Kansapedia.


24th Dir. Circus, Ahrweiler, Germany

24th Dir. Circus, Ahrweiler, Germany
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
These unidentified soldiers are shown with women from the 24th Dir. Circus in Ahrweiler, Germany. The photo was taken in 1919 while Captain Hughes was in Germany during 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.


35th Division, Herne, Germany

35th Division, Herne, Germany
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: April 09, 1945
This photograph shows members from the United States 35th Division moving cautiously through the streets of Herne, Germany.


5 ton F. 18th Leaving Rd.

5 ton F. 18th Leaving Rd.
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 19, 1919
These soldiers, members of the 18th Field Artillery, are maneuvering this 5-Ton F off the road and beginning to climb a hill. The photo was taken June 19, 1919 while Captain Hughes 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.


5 ton Making Step Grade

5 ton Making Step Grade
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes photographed a 5-ton Holt slowly climbing a steep grade in 1919. The soldiers were part of the 18th Field Artillery, Army of Occupation in Germany. 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.


After the great war is over

After the great war is over
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.


Ahrweiler, E. gate, Old Wall, South of Bonn, Germany

Ahrweiler, E. gate, Old Wall, South of Bonn, Germany
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
While with the Army of Occupation in 1919, Captain Hughes took this image of the gate in the medieval "Old Wall" of Ahrweiler, Germany. The soldiers and pedestrians are unidentified. The 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.


Ahrweiler, Grottoes, Convent, South of Bonn, Germany

Ahrweiler, Grottoes, Convent, South of Bonn, Germany
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes photographed this grotto with religious statues on the grounds of a convent in Ahrweler, Germany while he was with the Army of Occupation in 1919. 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.


Alexander Braun oral history

Alexander Braun oral history
Creator: Keckeisen, Sara J. (Sara Ellen Judge)
Date: 2006
An oral interview with Alexander Braun conducted by Sara Keckeisen. He was born July 10, 1923 in Wernersdorf the Ukraine the son of Peter and Katharina (Braeul) Braun. After World War II, Mr. Braun fled west from the former Soviet Union. Eventually he immigrated to Canada (1949) on contract with the Canadian Government to work as a miner in Northern Quebec. After years of persistent attempts, in 1953 he was able to come to the United States from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to join his wife and her parents in Kansas. Alexander worked in auto body repair. He later was employed by the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) and the State of Kansas as a Master Electrician before his retirement in 1991. These are long clips. The first clip is sixty-three minutes, the second is seventy-three minutes. A searchable transcription of the interview is available by clicking on Text Version below.


American troops in Germany during World War II

American troops in Germany during World War II
Creator: Mize, Hilton Parris
Date: Between 1942 and 1945
A photograph showing American troops in a German town during World War II. The photograph was taken by Hilton Parris Mize, who found a camera during the war and with film supplied by his wife, Irene Rosenberger Mize, he started taking photographs. Mize graduated from Highland College in 1936, and taught in rural schools from 1936 to 1942. On November 16, 1942, he was inducted into the Army and served until his discharge on November 30, 1945. Mize was a member of the 413th regiment of the 104th Infantry Division, known as the Timberwolves, and they participated in several campaigns in northern France, central Europe and the Rhineland. Mize was discharged as a staff sergeant.


Anc. Tower, Andernach, Germany

Anc. Tower, Andernach, Germany
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 1919
Captain Hughes photographed the Round Tower of Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The photo was taken in June 1919, while Hughes was in Germany during 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.


Anna Marie at Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany

Anna Marie at Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 8, 1919
Captain James C. Hughes photographed an American soldier visiting with two women at Kurhaus, spa in Wiesbaden, Germany. The caption identifies either one woman as Anna Marie or one Anna and the other Marie. The photograph was taken on June 8, 1919, when Hughes was serving with the British Army of the Rhine after World War I in occupied Germany. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


Approaching Witlich

Approaching Witlich
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
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.


Army 1st Infantry Division Patch

Army 1st Infantry Division Patch
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" should patch. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army Private First Class stripe patch

Army Private First Class stripe patch
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army Private First Class sleeve stripe. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army cartridge belt

Army cartridge belt
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army cartridge belt. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army duffel bag

Army duffel bag
Date: between 1943 and 1946
U.S. Army duffle bag. Carried by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


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