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Aerial view of Hughes Flying boat launched, November 1, 1947, in preparation for the historic... Aerial view of Hughes Flying boat. Press release attached to back of photo: "LAUNCHING WORLD'S LARGEST PLANE The Hughes Flying boat was launched for the first time November 1, 1947. After the three concrete docks, one containing the...
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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 Flying Boat engines after test flight, circa 1947 Press release attached to photo: "HUGHES FLYING BOAT Howard Hughes' massive wooden flying boat, which flew November 2, 1947, is shown in its Long Beach hangar in the first official photograph released since its flight. The airplane,...
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Photograph of the interior of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, October 31,... Men working inside of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. Transcribed from note on back of photo: "Inside the Boat: Shown in a view looking toward the tail of the Hughes Flying Boat,...
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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 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 Howard Hughes and Earl Martyn in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat,... Howard Hughes (right) and Earl Martyn inside of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, which was near completion on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. The Hughes Flying Boat, also called the Spruce Goose, was the largest plane in the...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and crew member inside of the HK-1 Flying Boat, 1947 Howard Hughes inspecting the equipment on the flight deck inside of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, which he designed and built. The man pictured behind Hughes is possibly Earl Martyn, Hughes' flight engineer. The Flying Boat was near completion...
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Photograph of the hull of the Hughes Flying Boat being transported from Culver City to... The hull of the $20,000,000 airplane, also known as the Flying Boat or Spruce Goose, being transferred from Culver City to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. The Flying Boat was moved to Terminal Island's graving dock where construction...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with his crew on the HK-1 Flying Boat in the Los... Howard Hughes on the flight deck of the HK-1, Flying Boat (the largest plane in the world) discussing with his flight engineer and radio operator, Dave Evans, the plans for the next day's taxi testing of the 400,000 pound craft....
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and Dave Evans on the Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes with his flight engineer and Dave Evans, radio operator, preparing for the Flying Boat's taxi test the next day. The group is shown on the flight deck of the 24,000 horsepower craft. The Flying Boat was assembled on...
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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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Aerial photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor,... The Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat under construction on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor before its test run.
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Photograph of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat docked at the Los Angeles Harbor, November 1,... View of Hughes Flying Boat port bow in dry dock at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. Howard Hughes and Jack Jerman can be seen on the platform in the background.
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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 at the Long Beach Harbor, California, January 8, 1947 The Hughes Flying Boat and workers at Pier E on the Long Beach Harbor in California, 1947.
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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 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 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 being towed into the Los Angeles Harbor, November 1,... The Hughes Flying Boat being towed toward Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 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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Aerial photograph of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles... Aerial view of Hughes HK-1, Flying Boat. The plane was designed and built by Howard Hughes; it it shown near completion at its graving dock at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. Transcribed from note on back of photo:...
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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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Photograph of men working on the interior of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat, Los Angeles... Men working inside the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of police escorting the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat, San Pedro, California, June 15,... Police escort lined up in front of Hughes Flying Boat on Roosevelt Highway in San Pedro, California, as it was being moved from Culver City to Terminal Island in Long Beach.
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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 men working inside Hughes' HK-1 Flying Boat, readying it for its historic test,... Men working inside of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of equipment panels of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, October 31,... The control panel of HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, on Terminal Island, Los Angeles Harbor.
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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 the cockpit of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, October 31,... The cockpit of Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island at the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the interior of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angles Harbor, October 31,... Inside the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of HK-1 Hughes Flying Boat, on Terminal Island, Los Angeles Harbor, 1947 The HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat (with the number NX37602 on tail visible) in the water on Terminal Island 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 Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor, 1947 The Hughes HK-1 Hercules Flying Boat shown tied to its dock at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor in 1947.
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Aerial photograph of the HK-1 Flying Boat in the Los Angeles Harbor, circa 1947 An aerial view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat at its dock on Terminal Island in the Los... The HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, with the tail number NX37602 visible, in the water on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat being assembled at the Long Beach Harbor, California, January 8,... Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being assembled at the Long Beach Harbor in January 1947. Date stamped on back of photo.
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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Los Angeles Harbor, June 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June of 1946.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat being assembled at the Long Beach Harbor, California, July 10,... Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being assembled at Long Beach Harbor.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat being assembled at the Long Beach Harbor, California, January 8,... Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being assembled at Long Beach Harbor. Date stamped on back of photo.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat being assembled at the Long Beach Harbor in California, July... Howard Huges' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being assembed at Long Beach Harbor in July 1947.
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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat section being moved to the Los Angeles Harbor, June 15,... A section of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June of 1946.
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Photograph of a section of Hughes Flying Boat being moved to the Los Angeles Harbor,... A section of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June of 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being moved to the Los Angeles Harbor, June 15,... A section of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June of 1946. Date...
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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 being assembled at Long Beach Harbor, near Los Angeles, January... Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being assembled at Long Beach Harbor. Date stamped on back of photo.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat engine and pontoon during test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November... A portion of the Flying Boat is visible in this photograph that was taken during Howard Hughes first test flight. Photograph likely taken from inside the plane. Los Angeles Harbor is now known as Long Beach Harbor.
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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 construction around the Flying Boat, Long Beach Harbor, California, July 16, 1947 Construction around Howard Hughes' Flying Boat at Long Beach Harbor, California. Date stamped on back of photo.
 

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