Fortier drawing of POW beards

Malcolm Fortier1942-07-27

Kansas Historical Society

Kansas Historical Society
Topeka, United States

Drawing by Colonel Malcolm Fortier recording the beards worn by his fellow Japanese prisoners of war during World War II. After the war Fortier turned his images into a book called The Life of A POW Under the Japanese In Caricature. Fourth from the right in this drawing is Colonel James C. Hughes who was at Tarlac Camp with Fortier.

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: Fortier drawing of POW beards
  • Creator: Malcolm Fortier
  • Date Created: 1942-07-27
  • Location Created: Tarlac Camp, Phillipines
  • Subject Keywords: Malcolm Fortier, James C. Hughes, Hughes, World War II, WWII, POW, Prisoner of War

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