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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island, during assembly, January 8, 1947. Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being assembled at Long Beach Harbor. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo. Los Angeles Harbor, Terminal Island are now known and Long Beach.
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat, Long Beach, California, June 23, 1947 Aerial view of the Hughes Flying Boat at Pier E in Long Beach, California in 1947.
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat fuselage in transport, California, June 15, 1945 The fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat is seen in transport on a moving truck rig on a narrow road in the country, on its way to Long Beach Harbor. Small groups of people gather to watch.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes at the Flying Boat's controls, Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947 Howard Hughes at the controls of the Flying Boat, November 1, 1947, prior to its first taxi tests in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat fuselage in transport, California, circa June 1945 Fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat being transported from a hangar by truck. The moving truck and rig have signs from Star House Movers, Inc., of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. Groups of people stand by to watch.
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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 the Hughes Flying Boat wing under construction, Culver City, California, June 1, 1945 View of construction of one of the wings of the Hughes Flying Boat in a hangar at the Hughes Aircraft Company, June 1, 1945. Scaffolding is seen underneath the wing.
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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, 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 01, 1947 Description given with photo: "Float Hughes Flying Boat, San Pedro, Calif.: Water pours into Howard Hughes' mammoth drydock as the millionaire plane builder prepares to float his giant plywood flying boat on November 1st. The nose of the 200-ton...
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Aerial photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of crew member inside the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, as it nears completion, Los... Possibly Richard Stoddart or Earl Martyn inside of the Hughes Flying Boat, examining its equipment near as it was nearing completion.The Flying Boat was assembled on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Aerial photograph of Hughes Flying Boat en route to Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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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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Aerial photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to the Los... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and Joe Petralli inspecting the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, as it... Howard Hughes (left, in dark coat) noted designer, builder, and industrialist entering the hull of the Hughes Flying Boat, the largest airplane in the world, as it was nearing completion on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. With him...
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Photograph of the fuselage of Hughes' Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island in the... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat leaving Culver City, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat leaving its Culver City hangar, California,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of a wing of Hughes' Flying Boat leaving Culver City, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat being transported to Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat en route to Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes sitting in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles... Howard Hughes sits at the controls of his 400,000 pound Flying Boat just a day prior to its first tests in the Los Angeles Harbor in California. The aircraft was 219 feet long with a wing span of 320 feet.
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Culver City, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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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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Photograph of a wing from the Flying Boat on its way to Terminal Island in... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island, Los... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat en route to Terminal Island, California,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage section of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of engine parts of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island, Los... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Aerial photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat, Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage portion of Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island in... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat fuselage, in transit to Terminal Island, California, June 14,... Transcribed from stamp on back of photo: "June 14, 1946; Hughes Aircraft Photo." A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal...
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Photograph of crowd witnessing the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat in transit, California, June 16,... Transcribed from stamp on back of photo: "June 16, 1946; Hughes Aircraft Photo." Crowds and policeman watching as a section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" was being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant...
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Photograph of fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat in transit, California, June 16, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat in transit to Terminal Island, California,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes checking the Hughes Flying Boat, Terminal Island, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes checking the instrument panel of the HK-1 Hughes Flying Boat (400,000 pound, 24,000 horsepower airplane) with his crew before the taxi tests, at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of a crowd watching the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat in transit, California, June... Transcribed from stamp on back of photo: "June 16, 1946; Hughes Aircraft Photo." Crowds and policeman watching as a section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" was being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant...
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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat section being moved to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of a Flying Boat section being placed at dock, June 15, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being placed in dock on Terminal Island. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo" and the date "Jun 15 1946." Los Angeles Harbor and Terminal Island are...
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Photograph of a section of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat being moved to the Los Angeles... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of a Flying Boat section being placed at dock, June 15, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being placed in dock on Terminal Island. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo" and the date "Jun 15 1946." Los Angeles Harbor, Terminal Island are now...
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Photograph of a section of Hughes Flying Boat en route to the Los Angeles Harbor,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "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...
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved from Long Beach to Terminal Island, California,... Transcribed from attached press release: "Wide World Photos Please Credit A-63899 (Part of Series) $58,000 LONG BEACH, CAL. A view of the hull of Howard Hughes new $20,000,000 cargo flying boat at the pontoon bridge, ready to be moved...
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Photograph of the Flying Boat sections being placed at dock, June 21, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being placed in dock on Terminal Island and another waiting. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo" and the date "Jun 21 1946" Los Angeles Harbor,...
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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island, during assembly, January 8, 1947. Transcribed from photo sleeve: Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being assembled at Long Beach Harbor. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo" and the date "Jan 8 1947." Los Angeles Harbor, Terminal Island are...
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Photograph of launching world's largest plane, Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947 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 hull and two the wing pontoons, were...
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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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