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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 an unidentified plane flying through clouds, May 2, 1947 An unidentified plane flying through clouds on May 2, 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes giving a news conference next to his DC-3, New York, 1947 Howard Hughes giving a news conference beside his airplane after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal XF-11 prototype crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes under the second XF-11, April 3, 1947 Howard Hughes prior to test-piloting the second XF-11 prototype, a duplicate of the plane which crashed on July 7 the previous year.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and unidentified man on the flight deck of the Flying Boat,... Transcribed from attached press release: "Howard Hughes, right, noted aircraft designer and industrialist is shown for the first time on the flight deck of the famed Hughes flying boat, which he designed and built. It is the largest airplane in...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and the second XF-11, April 3, 1947 Howard Hughes standing on a ladder beneath the second XF-11 prototype before his April 4, 1947 flight.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes under the propeller of his DC-3, April, 1947 Howard Hughes under the propeller of his Douglas DC-3 aircraft. The photo was taken right before or after his first flight since the nearly fatal XF-11 crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes emerging from his Douglas DC-3, New York, April, 1947 Howard Hughes emerging from his airplane after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal XF-11 prototype crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his DC-3, April, 1947 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his Douglas DC-3 aircraft. The photo was taken right before or after his first flight since the nearly fatal XF-11 crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes demonstrating a radar safety device, May 1, 1947 Howard Hughes at the controls of a TWA Constellation demonstrates his new radar saftey device, May 1, 1947.
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Photograph of men in the interior of the Flying Boat, November 2, 1947 Unidentified men in the interior of the 219-foot long hull of the world's largest airplane, Howard Hughes' flying boat, prior to initial water taxi tests to be conducted with Hughes at the controls, Nov. 2, 1947.
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Aerial photograph of the Flying Boat skating across Los Angeles Harbor, November 6, 1947 Hughes' famous Flying Boat, Nov. 6, 1947. Los Angeles Harbor is currenly known as Long Beach Harbor, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, circa 1947 Howard Hughes, possibly right before or after the April 4, 1947 flight of the second XF-11 prototype.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with a reporter, New York, July, 1947 Howard Hughes standing with an unidentified reporter next to the second XF-11, after landing in New York.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes on the flight deck of the Flying Boat, November 1, 1947 Transcribed from attached press release: "Howard Hughes, on the flight deck of his flying boat, world's largest airplane, discusses with his flight engineer and radio operator, plans for tomorrow's taxi testing of the 400,000 pound craft. The flight deck occupies...
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Photograph of the Flying Boat launching into Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947 The Hughes flying boat was launched for the first time, (Nov 1, 1947) after the three concrete docks, one containing the hull and two the wing pontoons, were pumped with sea water to the outside level, gates were lowered and...
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Photograph of the interior tail of the Flying Boat, 1947 Interior of the flying boat-looking toward the tail. The man is dwarfed by the giant interior of the airplane.
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Aerial photograph of the fully assembled Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, June 23, 1947 An aerial view of the Flying Boat docked at the Los Angeles (now Long Beach) Harbor.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes at a press conference beside his Douglas DC-3, New York, April,... Howard Hughes giving a news Conference beside his airplane after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal XF-11 prototype crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes at the controls of his Flying Boat. Los Angeles Harbor is currenly known as Long Beach Harbor, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes at his desk, circa 1947 Howard hughes seated at his desk.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and pilots in the cockpit of the Flying Boat, November 1,... Trascribed from attached press release: " Howard Hughes (wearing hat) talks over details of tomorrow's initial taxi testing of his 24,000 horsepower flying boat, Nov. 1, 1947." Hughes is standing between Chal Bowen(?) (left) and Gale J. Moore (right).
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Aerial photograph of the fully assembled Flying Boat docked at Los Angeles Harbor, June 23,... An aerial view of the Flying Boat docked at the Los Angeles (now Long Beach) Harbor.
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Photographs for press release, Hughes demonstrates new radar warning, May 1, 1947 Photographs that accompany the attached press release: "HUGHES DEMONSTRATES NEW RADAR WARNING Howard Hughes, at the controls of the TWA Constellation, demonstrates the efficiency of his new radar safety device, which is being installed on all TWA planes and which will...
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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 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 Howard Hughes in his RKO office, 1946-1957 Photograph of Howard Hughes, posing in his RKO studio, movie camera behind, with finished reels in cupboard.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes after the landing of the second XF-11, 1947 Howard Hughes after landing the second XF-11 in April, 1947. An unidentified man is seen behind him.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes news conference, New York, April, 1947 Howard Hughes at a press conference, standing in front of what is thought to be a DC-3.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in his RKO office, 1946-1957 Photograph of Howard Hughes in his RKO office
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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 Howard Hughes with reporter, New York, April, 1947 Howard Hughes at a press conference, standing in front of what is assumed to be a DC-3.
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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 Howard Hughes, New York, April, 1947 Howard Hughes exiting an airplane in New York, flanked by two unidentified men.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes on ladder under the XF-11, April 3, 1947 Transcribed from press release attached to photo: "HUGHES READY FOR TAKE-OFF IN SECOND XF-11 FLIGHT. CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5 -- Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, recovered from injuries following crash last July 7, is shown here just before he...
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Portrait photograph of Howard Hughes, after the XF-11 accident, circa 1947-1950s A portrait of Howard Hughes
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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 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 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 the Flying Boat during historic test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2,... The Flying Boat during Howard Hughes' test flight.
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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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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 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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Photo of James Howard, Larsen Warren, and Noah Dietrich, circa 1940s-1950s James Howard "Dutch" Kindelberger (President and General Manager of North American Aviation), Larsen Warren, and Noah Dietrich seated at a banquet table.
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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 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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