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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1922

Vol. VII

(Born Ohio)

Oliver W. Hughes

(Ap'd Ohio)


(Oliver Wendell Hughes, Born May 7, 1900, Withamsville, OH.)​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Nov. 4, 1918, to June 13, 1922, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant of Infantry.

At Fort Omaha, Neb., Company duty, Sept. 13, 1822, to Aug. 8, 1924; at Fort Monmouth, N. J., student officer, Signal School Sept. 8, 1924, to June 15, 1925; en route to Panama Canal Zone, Aug. 6, 1925, to Aug. 19, 1925; at Camp Gaillard, Panama Canal Zone, Company duty and Brigade Communications Officer, Aug. 19, 1925, to

First Lieutenant of Infantry, June 4, 1927.

Sept. 22, 1927; at Fort Davis, Panama Canal Zone, Company duty and Aide-de‑Camp to Brigadier-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles D. Rhodes, Sept. 22, 1927, to Apr. 19, 1928; at Fort Crook, Nebr., Company duty, Aug. 18, 1928, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(1st Lt. Inf., June 4, 1927)

At Fort Crook, Nebr., Co. duty, Aug. 18, 1928 to Aug., 1933; at Ft. Benning, Ga., student off., Inf. School, Sept. 1, 1933 to June 15, 1934; at Ft. Riley, Kans., student off., Cav. School, Sept. 1, 1934 to June 15, 1935;

(Capt., Inf., Aug. 1, 1935)

at Ft. Benning, Ga., 24th Inf., S. D., Instr., Inf. School, Aug. 15, 1935 to June 17, 1939; at Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., student off., C. & G. S. School, Sept. 6, 1939 to Feb. 1, 1940; at Camp Ord, Calif., temp. duty, S‑3, 15th Inf., Feb. 4 to 23, 1940; Actg. ADC, to Brig.‑Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Ernest D. Peek, C. of Inf. Sec., 3d Div., to ––––

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

(Capt Inf 1 Aug 35)

Cp Ord Calif, Actg ADC to Brig Gen Ernest D Peek, C Inf Sect 3 Div, Mar‑May 40; Vancouver Bks Wash., Ft Lewis Wash, Adj 7 Inf, Jul 40‑

(Maj Inf 1 Jul 40)

May 41; Cp Roberts Calif, Bn Comdr Repl Tng Ctr, Jun‑Jul 41; Ft Riley Kan, G‑1 2 Cav Div, Aug 41‑

(Lt Col AUS 1 Jan 42)

Jul 42; Memphis Tenn, Asst G‑1 Second Army, Aug 42‑

(Col AUS 26 Jan 43)

Jun 43; Cp Butner NC, CO 310 Inf, -Feb 44; MTO, CO 337 Inf, 4 Mar 44‑

(Lt Col Inf 13 Jun 45)


15 Jul 45; Gardone Italy, PM Fifth Army, 16 Jul-1 Oct 45; Wright Fld O, Grd Fcs LnO, AMC, 1 Jan‑14 Oct 46; West Point NY, G‑2, G‑3 USMA, 15 Oct 46‑

(Col Inf 11 Mar 48)

15 Feb 49; Athens Greece, USAGG, Advisory Gp Greek National Army, 17 Feb 49–16 Jan 50; EUCOM, Karlsruhe Germany, CO Karlsruhe Mil Sub‑Post, 17 Jan 50 ––––

Died, Feb. 24, 1987, at New Orleans, La.: Aged 86.​b

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Hughes' birthplace is from various online genealogical pages, including a posting on an board by Evan Heus, who identifies himself as his grandson.

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b Oliver Hughes continued in military service for a number of years after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. I've been unable, however, to find any reliable details of his career. His final rank was Brigadier General, according to a newspaper obituary of his wife in The State (Columbia, SC), Apr. 3, 1974.

The date and place of his death are from from a placeholder page at the West Point Association of Graduates.

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