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13th Officers Bridge Club, Hawaii

13th Officers Bridge Club, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 6, 1922
Captain Hughes' photos from the time he was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii provides a lens into the life of an officer. This photo taken June 6, 1922, is of the 13th Field Artillery Officers' Bridge Club. Notice the formality of both the men's uniforms and women's dresses. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


9th Svc. Co. Telephont Gang, Hawaii

9th Svc. Co. Telephont Gang, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 22, 1921
This photo was taken June 22, 1921. It shows men gathered around a truck probably on Schofield Barracks. These men were part of the 9th Service Company Telephone gang. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


American flag

American flag
Creator: United States. Navy
Date: between 1940 and 1942
Wool forty-eight star U.S. flag. Appliqued stars. National Ensign from the USS Ralph Talbot, a destroyer in the U.S. Navy fleet. The Talbot was anchored at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked, but made it out of the area with no damage or casualties. The Talbot was later involved in the Battle of the Marshalls and Gilberts in February of 1942 and the Battle of Wake and Marcus Islands in March of 1942. The flag was the USS Ralph Talbot's streaming colors, flying behind the smokestacks when the ship was underway. It was flown on the Talbot as it steamed out of Pearl Harbor. Sharitt Baker acquired the flag while serving on the USS Ralph Talbot during the war. Baker was born in Topeka in 1917 and enlisted in the Navy in 1938. He was assigned to the Talbot as a Third Class Petty Officer in 1939 or 1940. The flag was exchanged for a new one by the Quartermaster just before dawn on February 1, 1942, the morning of the raids on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands. While it was standard procedure to burn a flag once it was retired, Baker received tacit permission from the Quartermaster to keep the flag. While still on the Talbot, Baker stored the flag under his mattress to keep it flat.


Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Creator: Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas
Date: December 7, 1941
These seventeen photographs shows the bombing and destruction at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack by Japanese aircraft brought the United States into World War II. The attack demolished two U.S. Navy battleships, one mine layer, two destroyers, 188 aircraft, and killed 2,388 and wounded 1,178 personnel. Damaged warships included three cruisers, a destroyer, and six battleships. The Japanese losses were minimal.


Banyan, Palace Square, Hawaii - Giant Tree

Banyan, Palace Square, Hawaii - Giant Tree
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1921
Captain Hughes took this picture of an automobile under a large banyan tree in Palace Square, Lahaina, Hawaii. It appears that his family is in the automobile. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Bill & Mabel at Pouiki, Hawaii

Bill & Mabel at Pouiki, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Undated
Mabel Renwick, Captain James C. Hughes' first wife, and their young son, Bill, are enjoying time on the sand in Pouiki, Hawaii. Bill would be about three years old at this time. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920, and assigned to a post at Fort Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October, he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and Mabel moved to Hawaii with their children, stayring there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


Children and Bananas, Hawaii

Children and Bananas, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Undated
These children are in a banana plantation in Hawaii. Assuming they are Captain Hughes and Mabel's children, they would be (l-r) Betty, Billy, James Renwick, and Peggy. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


Diamond Head from SS Maunakea, Hawaii

Diamond Head from SS Maunakea, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: [Date unknown]
This photo of Diamond Head, a volcano on the island of Oahu, was taken by Captain Hughes from the SS Mauna Kea. In the early 1900s Diamond Head was used as a strategic military lookout. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


George Wood

George Wood
Date: Between 1943 and 1945
This is a photograph showing George Wood, motor machinist second class, United States Navy 129th Seabees. The photograph was taken during World War II in Oahu, Hawaii, where the Seabees built a landing strip, which is still used today as a commercial airport.


Halemaumau volcano, Crags and Lakes, Hawaii

Halemaumau volcano, Crags and Lakes, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: March 13, 1922
This photo of Halemaumau, a volcano on the island of Kauai, was taken by Captain Hughes, March 13, 1922. In labeling this photo, he pointed out the large crag in the lava lake. Jagged crags are made of stranded, solidified lava and can rise as much as 100 feet above the surface of the lava lake. A natural levee separates the smooth surface of the active lava lake from overflows of thick lava in foreground. Until 1924, there was always a lava lake in the caldera of Halemaumau. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Haliena, Hawaii

Haliena, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: [Date unknown]
Captain Hughes took several photos of family excursions around Hawaii. This one shows a lake in Haliena. Most of the boats appear to be sail boats. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Harold Edward McNeive

Harold Edward McNeive
Date: Between 1943 and 1946
This portrait of Harold Edward McNeive was taken at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. McNeive was from Topeka, Kansas, and served on the USS Hopewell during World War II.


Kids of the 13th Field Artillery at Hawaii

Kids of the 13th Field Artillery at Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Undated
These children, on a Hawaiian beach, are children of members of the 13th Field Artillery. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920, and assigned to a post at Fort Lewis, Washington, as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October, he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


Mabel - Double exposure, Hawaii

Mabel - Double exposure, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1922
Captain Hughes photographed his wife playing cards with herself in this image entitled "Mabel-Double Exposure, Hawaii", 1922. This example of "trick photography" shows Hughes talent with his camera. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Murlyn Mathias and O. D. Harrell

Murlyn Mathias and O. D. Harrell
Date: May 3, 1945
This is a photograph of Murlyn Mathias (right) and O. D. Harrell (left) walking along a street near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During World War II, Mathias, from Topeka, Kansas, was a photographer and darkroom technician for the Photo-Litho Section of the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas.


Print shop personnel at the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas, Hawaii

Print shop personnel at the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas, Hawaii
Creator: Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas
Date: Between 1941 and 1945
A photograph of the print shop personnel at the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas, Hawaii. They were responsible for printing photographs taken by reconnaissance and combat photographers during World War II.


QTRS 729 Schofield Barrocks, Hawaii Territory

QTRS 729 Schofield Barrocks, Hawaii Territory
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: November 25, 1920
Captain Hughes took this picture of his family's Quarters 729, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Territory, November 25, 1920. Standing in front of the house (left to right) Captain Hughes, Betty, James Renwick, Peggy, and wife Mabel. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Rice Paddies , Hawaii

Rice Paddies , Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1922
This photo shows rice paddies in Hawaii in 1922. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Robert Mellon video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Robert Mellon video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Mellon, Robert
Date: February 16, 2007
Robert Mellon was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945. He did his basic training at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and was stationed in various places in the Pacific Ocean including the Gilbert Islands, Saipan, and Okinawa, Japan. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Feb 16, 2007, Mellon talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Elmira, Missouri, on January 17, 1922. He grew up in several towns in Missouri and Arkansas. He joined the Air Force after the end of World War II. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Sheet music, Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song)

Sheet music, Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song)
Creator: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Date: 1917
Sheet music for Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song). Written by E. Ray Goetz, Joe Young, and Pete Wendling. Published by the Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Company of New York. According to the cover, the song was introduced by Al Jolson in the show Robinson Crusoe, Jr. at the Winter Garden Theatre. The back page is printed with the song For Your Country and My Country by Irving Berlin with a 1917 Copyright.


Thanksgiving Dance, Hawaii

Thanksgiving Dance, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1922
Captain Hughes labeled this photograph Thanksgiving Dance, Hawaii. This was taken in 1922 while he was stationed at Schofield Barracks. Notice the wide variety of costumes worn by the participants from grass skirts, to Santa Claus, Japanese kimonos, and even pith safari helmets. Perhaps it was more of a Halloween costume dance than the typical Thanksgiving celebration. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Unloading FWD trucks, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory

Unloading FWD trucks, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: November 8, 1920
Captain Hughes took this picture of Army FWD (four wheel drive) trucks being unloaded at Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, November 8, 1920. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


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