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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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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 Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run 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 being prepared for a test run in San Pedro, California.
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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 being prepared for a test run in San Pedro, 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' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, 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, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run 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, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run 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 Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run 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 being prepared for a test run 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' Flying Boat being taken out for an unscheduled test run in Long Beach, 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 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 Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run 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 being prepared for a test run 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 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' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being taken out for an unscheduled test run in Long Beach, 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, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 Description given with photo: "Hughes Flying Boat - Port bow in dry dock at Terminal Island. Howard Hughes and Jack Jerman on platform in background. Long Beach, Cal."
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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 Description given with photo: "Howard Hughes Flying Boat at anchor at Terminal Island. Long Beach, 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 standing and wearing a hat.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, California.
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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' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the inside fuselage of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Image taken from the forward section.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of the inside fuselage of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat in Long Beach, California. Image taken from the forward section.
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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' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 Description given with photo: "Howard Hughes Flying Boat at anchor, Terminal Island. (battleships in background) Long Beach, Cal."
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in San Pedro, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 Description given with photo: "Howard Hughes Flying Boat at Terminal Island. (Inside fuselage to the rear taken from forward section) Long Beach, Cal."
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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, Long Beach, California, November 02, 1947 A view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being prepared for a test run in Long Beach, California.
 

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