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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat flying over the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947 The Hughes Flying Boat on its first flight over the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947.
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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 the Hughes Flying Boat skimming the water in the Los Angeles Harbor, November... The Hughes Flying Boat taking off (or landing) in the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947. Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat floating in the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947 The Hughes Flying Boat at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947. Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat and spectators in the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2,... The Hughes Flying Boat in Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947. A small boat, crowded with people, is seen in the harbor nearby. Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes is on the right.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, Califronia, November 02, 1947 A view of the inside fuselage of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes (wearing headphones, left) inside and at the controls of the Spruce Goose in San Pedro, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes inside and at the controls of the Spruce Goose in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat going on an unscheduled test run in San Pedro, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes after test flying Spruce Goose, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes after he performed an unexpected test run of his Spruce Goose in Sand Pedro, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes (wearing headphones, left) inside and at the controls of the Spruce Goose in San Pedro, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes (right) is standing next to an unidentified man (probably a mechanic, left).
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes is on the right.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes is on the right.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes (wearing headphones, left) inside and at the controls of the Spruce Goose in San Pedro, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 Description given with photo: "Flying Boat Put To Test - San Pedro, Calif. : Howard Hughes pilots his much-publicized flying boat on the first of a series of taxi runs in Los Angeles harbor on November 2nd. Shortly afterward,...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes is standing in the image.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes is second from the left.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 Description given with photo: "Flying Boat Takes Off - Pedro, Calif. : With all eight motors roaring, Howard Hughes' giant plywood flying boat skims across the surface of Los Angeles harbor at 95 miles per hour on November 2nd. ...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes (wearing headphones, left) inside and at the controls of the Spruce Goose in San Pedro, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes is on the left.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes inside and at the controls of the Spruce Goose in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and others, Terminal Island, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes surrounded by radio interviewers, reporters, and well-wishers after he tested his Flying Boat in the Los Angeles harbor.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the controls of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Howard Hughes is standing and wearing a hat.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, Terminal Island, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes after he completed a test run of his Flying Boat in the Los Angeles harbor.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and others, Terminal Island, California, November 02, 1947 Description given with photo: "Surprise To Everyone - San Pedro, Calif. : Millionaire planemaker Howard Hughes is surrounded by members of the press after successfully taking his 200-ton flying boat into the air in a surprise flight during initial taxi...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and others, Terminal Island, California, November 02, 1947 Description given with photo: "Howard Hughes Interviewed By Newsmen After Flight - Terminal Island, Calif. : Photo shows Howard Hughes surrounded by radio interviewers, reporters, and well-wishers after he tested his flying boat the "HK-1" in Los Angeles harbor. ...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat going on an unscheduled test run in San Pedro, California.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat in the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947 The Hughes HK-1 or Flying Boat floating in Los Angeles Harbor prior to its first taxi run. A 1940's U.S. Naval ship floats in the background.
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Photograph of HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, as it returns from its test flight, Los Angeles... A front view of HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, the world's largest plane, which successfully completed its first flight, shown in the photo. The eight 3,000 horsepower engine lifted the craft from the waters of Los Angeles Harbor with Hughes at...
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Aerial photograph of Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat in the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947 Hughes HK1, Flying Boat, leaving or returning from its test run in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947 Howard Hughes' 400,000 pound Flying Boat flying 70 feet above the water for one-mile during taxi tests over the Los Angeles Harbor with Hughes at the controls. Hughes had scheduled taxi tests only for the 219-foot long ship, but it...
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Photograph of Hughes HK-1 during its test run in the Los Angeles Harbor, November 2,... The Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat during its test run in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, returning from its historic test flight, November 2,... Transcribed press release from back of photograph: "Howard Hughes' flying boat, world's largest plane, rides free off Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor immediately after its launching yesterday. The plane's vertical stabilizer tip rides about 80 feet above the...
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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat during its test flight, November 2, 1947 Date stamped on back of photo: Nov 2, 1947. Transcribed from attached press release: "IN THE AIR Hughes Flying boat, with Howard Hughes at the controls, takes to the air at Los Angeles Harbor November 2, 1947. LONG...
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Photograph of the HK-1, Hughes Flying boat, as it returns from its historic test flight,... A side view of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, the world's largest plane, which successfully completed its first flight. The eight 3,000 horsepower engines lifted the craft from the waters of Los Angeles Harbor with Hughes at the controls. The...
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying boat, as it returns from its historic test flight, Los... A side view of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, the world's largest plane, which successfully completed its first flight. The eight 3,000 horsepower engine lifted the craft from the waters of Los Angeles Harbor with Hughes at the controls.
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Photograph of workmen completing the final arrangements for the test of the HK-1, Hughes Flying... The interior of the 219-foot long hull of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, on the day of the craft's initial water taxi tests. The picture was taken from the center section of the 400,000 pound aircraft. Workmen were completing the final...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with an engineer in Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles, November 2,... Howard Hughes talking with an engineer at the rear of the flight deck of Hughes Flying Boat at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor (now known as Long Beach).
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Aerial photograph of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat on its test flight in the Los... The Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat during its test run in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat during its test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes HK-1, Flying Boat, test flight in the Los Angeles Harbor with ships, boats and observation planes visible.
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Photograph of men in the interior of the Flying Boat, November 2, 1947 Unidentified men in the interior of the 219-foot long hull of the world's largest airplane, Howard Hughes' flying boat, prior to initial water taxi tests to be conducted with Hughes at the controls, Nov. 2, 1947.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat wing and pontoon during test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November... A portion of the Flying Boat is visible in this photograph that was taken during the first test flight. Harbor Island is visible in the distance. Photograph likely taken from inside the plane. Stamped on the back of...
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Photograph of a portion of the Flying Boat during test flight, November 2, 1947 A portion of the Flying Boat is visible in this photograph that was taken during Howard Hughes' historic test flight. Stamped on the back of the photo "Hughes Aircraft Photo" Los Angeles Harbor, Terminal Island are now known and Long...
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Photograph of the Flying Boat during its historic test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2,... The Flying Boat during Howard Hughes historic test flight. Stamped on the back of the photo "Hughes Aircraft Photo" and the date "Nov 2 1947." Los Angeles Harbor, Terminal Island are now known as Long Beach.
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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat engines during the first test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Wing and engines of the Flying Boat are visible in this photograph that was taken during Howard Hughes first test flight. Harbor Island is visible in the distance. Photograph likely taken from inside the plane. Stamped...
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Photograph of the Flying Boat during historic test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2,... The Flying Boat during Howard Hughes' test flight.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat during the historic test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2,... The Flying Boat during Howard Hughes first test flight November 2, 1947. Los Angeles Harbor is now known as Long Beach.
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Photograph of Flying Boat engines during test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947 Engines attached to the wing of the Flying Boat are visible in this photograph that was taken during Howard Hughes first test flight. Harbor Island is visible in the distance. Photograph likely taken from inside the plane. Los...
 

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