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Photograph of Hughes XF-11 in flight, April 4, 1947

Digital ID
whh000309
Title
Photograph of Hughes XF-11 in flight, April 4, 1947
Description
Date stamped on back of photo: April 3, 1947. Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES FLIES DUPLICATE OF CRASH PLANE CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5 -- Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, today test-piloted the plane pictured here, a duplicate of the XF-11 photo-reconnaissance ship which he nearly lost his life in an accident last July 7. He designed and built the plane for the Army Air forces in conjunction with the Air Materiel Command engineers. He has recovered from the injuries sustained last year when the freak propeller trouble dashed the original XF-11 to earth. As usual, he today took personal responsibility for the first test flight of the new plane." The actual flying date is April 4, 1947.
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Source
Image ID: 0321 0324
Original Collection
Date
1947-04-04
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This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the University Libraries. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
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Master File Creation Date
2012-09-05
Master File Extent
6640 x 5075 pixels; 11.07 x 8.46 inches; 96,410,000 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
Master File Quality
24 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi
 

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