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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting in his XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting in his XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Long Beach, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being assembled in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Long Beach, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being assembled in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Long Beach, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being assembled in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting in his XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting in his XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Long Beach, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being assembled in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes taking off in his XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' XF-11, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting in his XF-11 near Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, Los Angeles, September 11, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting inside of a B-23 converted bomber before taking off for New York City in Los Angeles, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes being interviewed by reporters in New York, New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, Los Angeles, September 11, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting inside of a B-23 converted bomber before taking off for New York City in Los Angeles, California.
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Photograph of B-23 converted bomber containing Howard Hughes, Los Angeles, September 11, 1946 A view of the B-23 converted bomber carrying Howard Hughes as it prepares to take off for New York City in Los Angeles, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 Description given with photo: "Just A Few Words Please, New York -- Howard Hughes says a few words for the radio audience just after his arrival here late last night, Sept. 11th, from Kansas City. The multi-millionaire movie producer...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 Description given with photo: "Hughes Arrives In New York: La Guardia Field, New York, N.Y. -- Completing his first air journey since his near-fatal test-flight accident July 7, Howard Hughes, airplane designer, pilot and movie producer, is interviewed by reporters...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes being interviewed by reporters in New York, New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes stepping out of a converted B-23 bomber in New York, New York.
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Aerial photograph of the hull of the Flying Boat being towed to the Los Angeles... Hull of the Flying Boat being towed to the harbor, 1946. Over a six day period, the 220-foot hull and the 320-foot wing journeyed 28-miles over land to the harbor for assembly.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, Los Angeles, September 11, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes sitting inside of a B-23 converted bomber before taking off for New York City in Los Angeles, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes being interviewed by reporters in New York, New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 Description given with photo: "Hughes Arrives In New York: La Guardia Field, New York, N.Y. -- Howard Hughes, airplane designer, pilot and movie producer, steps down from his converted B-23 bomber at La Guardia Field following his transcontinental...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes being interviewed by reporters in New York, New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes stepping out of a converted B-23 bomber in New York, New York.
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Photograph of the Trans World Airline plane in flight, circa 1946-1956 TWA Constellation in flight.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes stepping out of a converted B-23 bomber in New York, New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes saying a few words for a radio audience just after arriving in New York, New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, Los Angeles, September 11, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes in front of a B-23 converted bomber before taking off for New York City in Los Angeles, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 Description given with photo: "Hughes Arrives In New York: La Guardia Field, New York, N.Y. -- Completing his first air journey since his near-fatal test-flight accident July 7, Howard Hughes, airplane designer, pilot and movie producer, is interviewed by reporters...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes being interviewed by reporters in New York, New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, New York, New York, September 12, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes being interviewed by reporters in New York, New York.
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Photograph of the first XF-11, with a Constellation plane in the background, 1946 The first XF-11 on the runway, with a Constellation in the background. Notice the dual propellers, marking this as the first XF-11.
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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 the main section of the Flying Boat being moved to Los Angeles Harbor,... A section of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose or Flying Boat being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June 1946.
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Photograph of XF-11 plane at the Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 First test flight of the XF-11 at the Hughes Airport in Culver City, California in 1946.
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Photograph of a jet plane designed by Howard Hughes, circa 1940s-1950s A plane, designed by Howard Hughes, parked on a field with a group of people in the foreground. The plane is numbered, CF-EJO-X, and it is an Avro Canada Jetline.
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Photograph of a section of the Flying Boat (with police escort) being moved to Los... A section of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose or Flying Boat being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled June 1946. Stamped on back...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes standing next to an airplane circa 1940s/1950s A portrait of Howard Hughes standing next to an airplane circa 1940s/1950s. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo."
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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 an unidentified man and an airplane part, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of an unidentified man standing next to a plane part that was under assembly.
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Photograph of an unidentified man and an airplane part, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of an unidentified man posing with an airplane part.
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Photograph of an airplane part during assembly, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of a plane part during assembly.
 

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