Colonel James C. Hughes after release

Unknown and Hoover Institute1945-09

Kansas Historical Society

Kansas Historical Society
Topeka, United States

Colonel James C. Hughes was held for 41 months by the Japanese as a prisoner of war during World War II. It is believed this photo was taken shortly after his release in 1945.

Courtesy of the Hoover Institute

Hughes, a Kansan, is among a select number of soldiers who served in a major military expedition as well as two world wars. As a photographer took more than 600 images documenting his time at the Mexican border in 1916 and in Europe during 1919. As a Japanese prisoner of war in World War II, Hughes kept a daily diary and, upon liberation, brought home items from his imprisonment. He and his family donated most of these items to the Kansas Museum of History.

More information at: https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/james-clark-hughes/19881


  • Title: Colonel James C. Hughes after release
  • Creator: Unknown, Hoover Institute
  • Date Created: 1945-09
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Subject Keywords: Hughes, James C. Hughes, World War II, WWII, Prisoner of war, POW

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