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Photograph of crew and passengers leaving a TWA aircraft, circa 1940-1950s Three unidentified men and one unidentified woman outside of a TWA aircraft in the 1940s or 1950s.
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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 the exterior of Hughes Research Laboratories, Culver City, California, circa 1940s The exterior of Hughes Research Laboratories where rock bits were test-drilled in Culver City, California in the 1940s. Transcribed from note taped to back of photo: "Rock bits are test-drilled in the laboratory under conditions that duplicate, as far as...
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Aerial photograph of one of Hughes' airfields, possibly in Culver City, California, circa 1940s-1950s Aerial view of an unidentified airfield owned by Howard Hughes, possibly in Culver City before it became more developed.
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Photograph of crew and passengers outside of a TWA aircraft, circa 1940-1950s Three unidentified men and an unidentified woman outside of a TWA aircraft in the 1940s or 1950s.
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Photograph of the Hughes Tool Company's hard formation rock bit type R-1, circa 1950s The Hughes Tool Company's hard formation rock bit type R-1 was the engineering marvel on which the Hughes fortune was founded. The bit was invented by Howard Hughes' father.
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Photograph of the Flying Boat in an airplane hangar, Terminal Island, California, circa late 1950s The inside of a specialized airplane hangar engineered to store and maintain the Flying Boat on Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor, California.
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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 Walter Huston and Howard Hughes on the set of The Outlaw, Hollywood, circa... Howard Hughes (at center, holding script) talks with actor Walter Huston (at left,with back to camera) on the set of the motion picture "The Outlaw."
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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 the interior of an airplane hangar at the Hughes Helicopters Division of Summa... A view of the inside of an airplane hangar at the Hughes Helicopters Division of Summa Corporation in Culver City, California in the late 1950s.
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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 Captain Jack Le Claire and James M. Landis examining equipment in a TWA... Captain Jack Le Claire (left), TWA pilot, explains the Howard Hughes-designed airline radar "automatic terrain clearance indicator" to James M. Landis, right, chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, June 1947.
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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 Howard Hughes with a group of men in front of the XH-17 helicopter,... Howard Hughes (second from left) standing in front of the experimental helicopter XH-17, Flying Crane, with others (from left to right): Rea Hopper, Director of the Aeronautical Division, Hughes Aircraft Company; Hughes; Clyde Jones, Director of Engineering, Hughes Tool Company...
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Photograph of Hughes Flying Boat fuselage, Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat at Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June of 1946.
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Photograph of Nicholas Begovich and E.W. Templin with Frescanar antenna, 1957 View of the 3-D antenna for Frescanar, Hughes Aircrafts Company's guided missile targeted radar system. At right, Dr. Nicholas Begovich, Director of Engineering, Hughes Ground Systems Group. At left, E.W. Templin, systems evaluation engineer.
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Photograph of pilots lined up in front of their biplanes at the Oakland Airport, California,... Stunt pilots for the film Hell's Angels line up before the largest fleet of World War I planes ever assembled for the making of a motion picture. The event took place on the runway of the Oakland Airport, March...
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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 Howard Hughes and others in front of the XH-17 helicopter, Culver City, California,... Howard Hughes (second from left) standing in front of the experimental helicopter XH-17, Flying Crane, with others (from left to right): Rea Hopper, Director of the Aeronautical Division, Hughes Aircraft Company; Hughes; Clyde Jones, Director of Engineering, Hughes Tool Company...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and crew in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat, November... Howard Hughes in the pilot's chair with (left to right) Dave Evans, Rae Hopper, Howard Hughes, and possibly Dave Grant.
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Aerial view of Hughes Helicopters Division of Summa Corporation, Culver City, California, circa late 1950s Hughes Helicopters Division of Summa Corporation in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and others with the XH-17 helicopter, Culver City, California, October 23,... Howard Hughes (second from left) standing in front of the experimental helicopter XH-17, Flying Crane, with others (from left to right): Rea Hopper, Director of the Aeronautical Division, Hughes Aircraft Company; Hughes; Clyde Jones, Director of Engineering, Hughes Tool Company...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, circa 1935-1946 An undated portrait of Howard Hughes.
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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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Photograph of John D. Home, Howard Hughes, and Edward Underwood, circa late 1950s Standing from left to right are John D. Home (Department of Communications of the American Legion), Howard Hughes (Managing Director of Production of RKO), and Edward Underwood (Department of Communications of Hollywood American Legion Motion Picture Post #43), in the...
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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 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 the Flying Boat hull being moved form the hangar, Culver City, California, 1946 The Flying Boat hull being moved from the Culver City plant to a dock on Terminal Island in Long Beach, California. A crowd of onlookers is gathered to watch.
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Photograph of Howard Huges with N. M. Stefano and Rea Hopper, Oct. 23, 1952 Howard Hughes (center) standing under the XH-17 (Flying Crane) with N. M. Stefano (left) and Rea Hopper (right).
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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 and a crowd with the Hughes XH-17, October 23, 1952 Howard Hughes (second from left) standing under the blade of the XH-17, Flying Crane with L-R: Rea Hopper, Director of the Aeronautical Division, Hughes Aircraft Company; Hughes; Clyde Jones, Director of Engineering, Hughes Tool Company Aeronautical Division; Warren Reed, Assistant;...
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Photograph of Robert Maheu and unidentified man, circa 1970s Robert Maheu is on the left. The other man is not identified.
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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 Hughes Executive Air Terminal, Las Vegas, circa 1968 Hughes Executive Air Terminal, Las Vegas
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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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Photograph of Howard Hughes and film reels, circa 1950s Howard Hughes sits at a desk surrounded by film reels and film equipment.
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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 in the cockpit of the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7,... Transcribed from back of photo: "Howard Hughes (in cockpit) warms up the XF-11 for its initial test flight. It is one of the world's fastest long-range photographic planes, July 7, 1946."
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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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