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Photograph of Howard Hughes demonstrating a radar safety device, May 1, 1947 Howard Hughes at the controls of a TWA Constellation demonstrates his new radar saftey device, May 1, 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7,... Transcribed from back of photo: "Howard Hughes (in cockpit) warms up the XF-11 for its initial test flight. It is one of the world's fastest long-range photographic planes, July 7, 1946."
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Howard Hughes in cockpit of the first XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 Howard Hughes warming up the first XF-11 prototype.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in cockpit of the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the XF-11. Trucks and emergency vehicles are seen nearby.
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Photograph of airplane controls, July 9, 1938 A close up of the control board in a Howard Hughes plane, likely the Lockheed L-14 Super Electra.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of a Lockheed-14 plane, New York, July 10,... Howard Hughes in cockpit of Lockheed-14 before take-off from Floyd Bennet Field in New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, in the cockpit of his H-1 airplane, circa 1935-1940 Howard Hughes in open cockpit of his H-1 airplane, circa late 1930s.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and assistant in the cockpit of the HK-1 Hercules (Flying Boat),... Howard Hughes with assistant in the cockpit of the Flying Boat, circa 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes on the flight deck of his Flying Boat, November 1, 1947 Howard Hughes on the flight deck of his Flying Boat, Nov. 1, 1947.
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Photograph of equipment panels of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, October 31,... The control panel of HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, on Terminal Island, Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the cockpit of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, October 31,... The cockpit of Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island at the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes sitting in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles... Howard Hughes sits at the controls of his 400,000 pound Flying Boat just a day prior to its first tests in the Los Angeles Harbor in California. The aircraft was 219 feet long with a wing span of 320 feet.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and Earl Martyn in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat,... Howard Hughes (right) and Earl Martyn inside of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, which was near completion on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. The Hughes Flying Boat, also called the Spruce Goose, was the largest plane in the...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with his crew on the HK-1 Flying Boat in the Los... Howard Hughes on the flight deck of the HK-1, Flying Boat (the largest plane in the world) discussing with his flight engineer and radio operator, Dave Evans, the plans for the next day's taxi testing of the 400,000 pound craft....
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and crew in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat, November... Howard Hughes in the pilot's chair with (left to right) Dave Evans, Rae Hopper, Howard Hughes, and possibly Dave Grant.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and Dave Evans on the Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes with his flight engineer and Dave Evans, radio operator, preparing for the Flying Boat's taxi test the next day. The group is shown on the flight deck of the 24,000 horsepower craft. The Flying Boat was assembled on...
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Photograph of Rear Admiral C.J. Seiberlich, circa late 1940s Rear Admiral C.J. Seiberlich, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, is shown at the controls of the Hughes Flying Boat in its Long Beach, California hangar. The Navy had expressed an interest in using the craft in an experimental capacity, circa...
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Photograph of the Flying Boat hull being moved form the hangar, Culver City, California, 1946 The Flying Boat hull being moved from the Culver City plant to a dock on Terminal Island in Long Beach, California. A crowd of onlookers is gathered to watch.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his DC-3, April, 1947 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his Douglas DC-3 aircraft. The photo was taken right before or after his first flight since the nearly fatal XF-11 crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 Transcribed from back of photo: "Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the new XF-11 reconnaissance plane which he designed and built in conjuntion with Air Material Command engineers. He is preparing for its first flight. One of the world's fastest...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes at the controls of his Flying Boat. Los Angeles Harbor is currenly known as Long Beach Harbor, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and pilots in the cockpit of the Flying Boat, November 1,... Trascribed from attached press release: " Howard Hughes (wearing hat) talks over details of tomorrow's initial taxi testing of his 24,000 horsepower flying boat, Nov. 1, 1947." Hughes is standing between Chal Bowen(?) (left) and Gale J. Moore (right).
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Photographs for press release, Hughes demonstrates new radar warning, May 1, 1947 Photographs that accompany the attached press release: "HUGHES DEMONSTRATES NEW RADAR WARNING Howard Hughes, at the controls of the TWA Constellation, demonstrates the efficiency of his new radar safety device, which is being installed on all TWA planes and which will...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes sitting in the cockpit of the XF-11 preparing for his first... Transcribed from press release attached to back of photo: "NEW PHOTO PLANE TEST-FLOWN CULVER CITY, California, July 7 -- Howard Hughes, who designed and built the new FX-11 reconnaissance plane in conjunction with Air Materiel Command engineers, sits in...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the XF-11 preparing for his first test... Howard Hughes sits in the cockpit of the XF-11, a reconnaissance plane that Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Materiel Command engineers. Hughes is preparing for his first test flight in Culver City, California July 7, 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes inside an unidentified plane, circa 1937 The black and white view of Howard Hughes sitting in an unidentified plane.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the Northrop Gamma Racer, 1936 The black and white view of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the Northrop Gamma Racer.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, April 21, 1936 The black and white view of Howard Hughes sitting in the Northop Gamma Racer in New York. Text printed on a card included with the image: "Hughes sets new Miami-New York record Howard Hughes, Millionaire flier and pictured in...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in his Lockheed 14 aircraft, 1938 The black and white view of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the Lockheed 14 aircraft.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in his Lockheed 14 aircraft, Floyd Bennett Field, New York, 1938 The black and white view of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the Lockheed 14 aircraft.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and co-pilot at HK-1 gauges, October 31, 1947 Howard Hughes (right) and unidentified co-pilot at the gauge panel of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in his Lockheed 14 aircraft, Floyd Bennett Field, New York, July... The black and white view of Howard Hughes in his Lockheed 14 aircraft at Floyd Bennett Field in New York. Text printed on accompanying paper strip: "Hughes takes off on flight to Paris. Floyd Bennett Field, New York City--...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes at the TWA Constellation controls, May 1, 1947 Howard Hughes at the controls of a TWA Constellation aircraft, demonstrating his new radar safety device, May 1, 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in his Lockheed 14 aircraft, 1938 The black and white view of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the Lockheed 14 aircraft.
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Photograph of airplane controls, circa 1930s-1950s The navigation and power controls inside an unidentified plane, possibly the Lockheed L-14 Super Electra aircraft.
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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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Photograph of Howard Hughes with the Northrop Gamma Racer, 1936 Written on back: "Howard Hughes and Al Lodwick, 1/37."
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in his plane, January 1936 Howard Hughes posing in the cockpit of his plane, probably the Northrop Gamma Racer.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with the Northrop Gamma Racer, 1936 Howard Hughes getting into the Northrop Gamma Racer.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in his plane, January 1936 Black and white photograph of Howard Hughes posing in the cockpit of his plane, probably the Northrop Gamma Racer.
 

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