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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 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 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 Howard Hughes in a film editing lab, circa late 1940s to early 1950s Howard Hughes sits in a chair in front of a film editing desk. Behind the desk are shelves holding various reels of film. A film editing machine is seen on the desk.
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Photograph of first XF-11 plane taking off, July 7, 1946 The first prototype of the XF-11, flown by Howard Hughes, taking off.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes climbing into the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 Howard Hughes on a ladder, climbing into the XF-11. A police officer is seen in the background.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and others studying Flying Boat plans, circa mid 1940s Howard Hughes (center) studying diagrams for the Flying Boat with two unidentified men.
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Portrait painting of Howard Hughes, circa 1940s The official portrait painting of Howard Hughes. In 1998, Russ Stevenson presented the painting, along with many of his other Hughes Airwest files and memoirs, to the Special Collections Library of the University of Texas at Dallas.
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat wing in transport, California, June 1946 One of the wings of the Hughes Flying Boat is seen being transported by truck on a narrow road in the country, on its way towards the Los Angeles Harbor in June 1946.
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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 the construction of Howard Hughes' Hercules, circa 1946 A view of the construction of Howard Hughes' Hercules.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Long Beach, California, October 13, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules preparing for taxi tests in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Long Beach, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being transported over a bridge in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Terminal Island, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules at Terminal Island, California.
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Photograph of a blimp advertising Hughes' "The Outlaw," circa 1946 A side view of a blimp advertising the Howard Hughes produced film "The Outlaw."
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Hawthorne, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules traveling down a street in Culver City, California.
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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' 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 the transportation of Howard Hughes' Hercules, California, June 13, 1946 Description given with photo: "Hercules Wing Squeezes Through Town Redondo Beach, Calif. - School children throng to watch the 34-ton wing section of Howard Hughes' Hercules, world's largest flying boat, as it is cautiously engineered on house-moving dollies through Redondo...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in cockpit, New York, February 15, 1946 Description given with photo: "Non-Stop Los Angeles - New York Flight Inaugurated New York -- Howard Hughes, pilot, and Joseph Bartles (right), relief pilot, at the controls of the TWA Constellation which inaugurated non-stop Los Angeles - New York flights...
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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, Hawthorne, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being transported through Hawthorne, California.
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Photograph of a blimp advertising Hughes' "The Outlaw," circa 1946 A side view of a blimp advertising the Howard Hughes produced film "The Outlaw."
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and others, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes talking to unidentified individuals at what appears to be a banquet.
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Photograph of the construction of Howard Hughes' Hercules, California, circa 1946 A view of the construction of Howard Hughes' Hercules in California.
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Photograph of crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11, Culver City, California, July 07, 1946 A view of the near-fatal crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11 in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of the transportation of Howard Hughes' Hercules, California, June 13, 1946 Description given with photo: "Wing of World's Largest Plane Moved, Culver city, Calif. - One of the two 34-ton wing sections of Howard Hughes' Hercules inches toward Los Angeles harbor from Culver City, Calif., on house-moving dollies. Moving along...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Terminal Island, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules at Terminal Island, California.
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Photograph of crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11, Culver City, California, July 07, 1946 A view of the near-fatal crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11 in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Long Beach, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being transported over a bridge in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11, Culver City, California, July 07, 1946 An overhead view of the near-fatal crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11 in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Hawthorne, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being transported through Hawthorne, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Hawthorne, California, June 16, 1946 A close-up view of the front of Howard Hughes' Hercules in Hawthorne, California.
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Photograph of the construction of the Spruce Goose, circa 1946 A view of the construction of Howard Hughes' Hercules.
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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 the transportation of Howard Hughes' Hercules, California, June 13, 1946 A view of the wing of Howard Hughes' Hercules being transported through California.
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Photograph of crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11, Culver City, California, July 07, 1946 A view of the near-fatal crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11 in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Culver City, California, June 16, 1946 Description given with photo: "Hull of "Hercules" Starts Journey to Assembly Dock, Culver City, Calif. - The 220-foot-long fuselage of Howard Hughes' gigantic airplane crawls down the highway on truck dollies after leaving the Culver City, Calif., plant. the...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Culver City, California, June 16, 1946 Description given with photo: "Hercules Fuselage Leaves Hangar, Calver City, Calif. - The hull of Howard Hughes' huge cargo flying boat, the Hercules, largest airplane in the world leaves hangar in the Culver City, Calif., plant to begin a 28-mile...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Terminal Island, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules at Terminal Island, 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 crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11, Culver City, California, July 07, 1946 A view of the near-fatal crash of Howard Hughes' XF-11 in 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, Culver City, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Terminal Island, California, circa 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules being assembled at Terminal Island, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Hercules, Culver City, California, June 16, 1946 A view of Howard Hughes' Hercules traveling down a street in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of the construction of Howard Hughes' Hercules, circa 1946 A view of the construction of Howard Hughes' Hercules.
 

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