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Photograph of second XF-11 plane prior to take-off, April 4, 1947 The second Hughes XF-11 prototype is seen on a runway, prior to take-off. Automobiles and media members are also on the runway.
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Photograph of Hughes XF-11 in flight, April 4, 1947 Date stamped on back of photo: April 3, 1947. Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES FLIES DUPLICATE OF CRASH PLANE CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5 -- Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, today test-piloted the plane pictured here, a duplicate...

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