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Aerial view of Hughes Flying boat launched, November 1, 1947, in preparation for the historic test flight, November 2 , 1947

Digital ID
whh000394
Title
Aerial view of Hughes Flying boat launched, November 1, 1947, in preparation for the historic test flight, November 2 , 1947
Description
Aerial view of Hughes Flying boat. Press release attached to back of photo: "LAUNCHING WORLD'S LARGEST PLANE The Hughes Flying boat was launched for the first time November 1, 1947. After the three concrete docks, one containing the hull and two the wing pontoons, were pumped with sea water to the outside level, gates were lowered and the Flying Boat was carefully towed forward by tractors, and by boats as the tail cleared the dock. During taxi tests the following day Howard Hughes made a surprise flight of a mile." Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo" and the date "Nov 1 1947." Los Angeles Harbor, Terminal Island are now known as Long Beach.
Aircraft
Source
Image ID: 0321 0418
Original Collection
Date
1947-11-01
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DC Type
Genre (TGM)
Rights
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
Digital Collection
Conversion Specifications
Original material scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A software
Master File Creation Date
2012-09-14
Master File Extent
6614 x 4645 pixels; 11.02 x 7.74 inches; 92,168,192 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
Master File Quality
97 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi ; 600
 

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