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Photograph of Howard Hughes checking the Hughes Flying Boat, Terminal Island, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes checking the instrument panel of the HK-1 Hughes Flying Boat (400,000 pound, 24,000 horsepower airplane) with his crew before the taxi tests, at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes on the flight deck of the Flying Boat, November 1, 1947 Transcribed from attached press release: "Howard Hughes, on the flight deck of his flying boat, world's largest airplane, discusses with his flight engineer and radio operator, plans for tomorrow's taxi testing of the 400,000 pound craft. The flight deck occupies...
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Photograph of the Flying Boat launching into Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947 The Hughes flying boat was launched for the first time, (Nov 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...
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Aerial view of Hughes Flying boat launched, November 1, 1947, in preparation for the historic... 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...
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Photograph of launching world's largest plane, Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947 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...
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat being towed into the Los Angeles Harbor, November 1,... The Hughes Flying Boat being towed toward Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947. Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
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Photograph of Howard Hughes at the Flying Boat's controls, Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947 Howard Hughes at the controls of the Flying Boat, November 1, 1947, prior to its first taxi tests in the Los Angeles Harbor.
 

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