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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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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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Aerial photograph of the second XF-11, Culver City, California, April 3, 1947 The XF-11, a reconnaissance plane that Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers, sits in a field. Automobiles with cameras on top are parked, ready to chase the plane on its test flight.
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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 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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Aerial photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype parked on the tarmac.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes inside of a DC-3, April, 1947 Howard Hughes inside of the DC-3. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo."
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Photograph of interior of an Army Air Forces airplance, circa 1940s-1950s The interior of a plane that was being used by the Army Air Forces to take aerial photographs. The photo has the identification F-23471 A. C. in the bottom right corner.
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Photograph of Army Air Forces officers, Mitchell Field, New York, circa 1940s - 1950s Transcribed from photo sleeve: "Two unidentified men in the Army Air Forces at the Mosaic Department, 8th Photo Section, in Mitchell Field New York." The photo has the identification 19829 A. C. in the bottom right corner.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes shaking hands with a young fan, Washington, D.C., circa 1947 Howard Hughes shakes hands with a young fan, probably after the Senate War Investigating Committee hearings in Washington, D.C., August 1947. Two police officers and a woman onlooker stand nearby.
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Photograph of Ira C. Eaker giving out an award, circa 1940s-1950s General Ira C. Eaker, the Vice President of Hughes Tool Company and Hughes Aircraft, giving an unidentified man an award.
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Photograph of the Hughes rock drill bit type R-1, circa 1945-1955 A close-up of a hard formation rock bit type R-1, the engineering marvel on which the hughes fortune was founded.
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Photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April 3, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype, a reconnaissance plane the Howard Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers.
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Photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April 3, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype, a reconnaissance plane the Howard Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers.
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Photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April 3, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype, a reconnaissance plane the Howard Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers.
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Photograph of the buildings where the Flying Boat was assembled, Long Beach Harbor, September 26,... The Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or Flying Boat being assembled at Long Beach Harbor.
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Photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April 3, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype, a reconnaissance plane the Howard Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with a Douglas DC-3, circa 1947 Howard Hughes and an unidentified man stand in front of a Douglas DC-3.
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Photograph of a jet plane designed by Howard Hughes, circa 1940s-1950s A plane, designed by Howard Hughes, parked on a field with a group of people in the foreground. The plane is numbered, CF-EJO-X, and it is an Avro Canada Jetline.
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Photograph of a worker at Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s Press release attached to back of photo: "A roughneck fits a new Hughes Jet bit into the drill collar preparatory to running the drill stem into the hold. In 1953 more than 500,000 rock bits produced by the Hughes...
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Photograph of General Eaker, Clifford, and Dutch Kindelberger, attending a banquet, circa 1940s-1950s General Ira C. Eaker (Vice President of Hughes Tool Company and Hughes Aircraft), Clifford, and James Howard 'Dutch' Kindelberger (President and General Manager of North American Aviation).
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Photograph of people and press atttending a banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people attending an unidentified banquet, two press tables present at the left and right of the foreground.
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Photograph of aerial photographic map viewed by Lt Marvin R. Williams and Sgt. Erickson, circa... Sergeant Stanley R. Erickson puts together an aerial photographic map while Lieutenant Marvin R. Williams of Sligo, Pennsylvania looks on. Sergeant Erickson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Erickson of 1922 Bernice Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Erickson...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and engineers, Culver City, California, 1947 Howard Hughes is sitting on the ground examining an architectural drawing of the Hughes Culver City plant. There is a section on "Intake Duct Body Plan."
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Photograph of photographer/cameraman filiming on an airplane, circa 1940s-1950s A Photographer/Cameraman filming during the Operation of Akeley A-1A Motion Picture Camera and use of oxygen equipment in a Beechcraft F-2 Airplane. The photograph is labeled 12212 AC in the lower right corner and was taken by the U....
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Photgraph of people attending an unidentified banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people attending an unidentified banquet, including reporters.
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Photograph of TWA Constellation in flight, May 2, 1947 TWA Constellation plane in flight, May 1947.
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Photograph of 'Dutch' Kindelberger and others at banquet, circa 1940s - 1950's Seated during a banquet, Clifford, James Howard "Dutch" Kindelberger (President and General Manager of North American Aviation), Larsen Warren, Noah Dietrich (Chief Executive Officer of Howard Hughes Corporation 1925-1957), Bowron, Gorss, maybe Rentzel, ?, and General Ira C. Eaker (Vice...
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Portrait photograph of Hughes Tool Company Executive Noah Dietrich, circa 1940s-1950s A portrait photograph of Noah Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer of the Howard Hughes Corporation from 1925-1957.
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Photograph of worker in Hughes Machine Shop, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s The Hughes Laboratory machine shop is devoted to the building of full-scale test models of rock bits, tool and joints and other drilling tools for laboratory and field testing. In connection with the latter, the shop is equipped to...
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Photograph of Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s Men and women in the Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop are devoted to the building of full-scale test models of rock bits, tool joints and other drilling tools for laboratory and field testing. In connection with the latter, the shop...
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Photograph of people attending an unidentified banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people at an unidentified banquet, at far right, Larsen Warren (black frame glasses) is partially visible.
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Photograph of Hughes Tool Company Derrick, Houston Texas, circa 1940s-1950s Transcribed from press release: "HUGHES TEST DERRICK This 118-foot field-size oil derrick tower above a block-long laboratory in Houston, Texas, where the Hughes Tool Company simulates every drilling condition in the world in order to produce tough, long-lasting drill bits...
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Photograph of people attending an unidentified banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people atending an unidentified banquet.
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Photograph of employee in Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s The Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop is devoted to the building of full-scale test models of rock bits, tool joints and other drilling tools for laboratory and field testing. In connection with the latter, the shop is equipped to manufacture...
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Photograph of second XF-11 prototype plane on the runway, April 4, 1947 The second Hughes XF-11 prototype on a runway prior to a test flight in 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with three unidentified men circa late 1940s/early 1950s Howard Hughes shaking hands with a group of men circa late 1940s/early 1950s.
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Photograph of the XF-11 as it is about to take off for its first test... Transcribed from attachment to photo: "NEW LONG-RANGE PLANE ANNOUNCED CULVER CITY, CALIF., The FX-11 took off today on its first test flight. One of the world's fastest long-range photographic planes, it was designed and built by Howard Hughes in...
 

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