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Aircraft photographs, 1934-1972

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Scope and Contents

Materials include photographs from 1934 to 1972 of aircraft built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. The photographs primarily depict the XF-11 Prototype planes and the HK-1 Hercules, otherwise known as the "Flying Boat" or the "Spruce Goose," piloted by Howard Hughes. The photographs also depict the DC-3, XH-17 Flying Crane helicopter, the H-1 Racer piloted by Hughes, aircraft built for Trans World Airlines and Avro Canada, Lockheed planes, and other aircraft piloted by Hughes in various flying competitions.




3.3 Linear Feet (14 hanging folders and 2 flat files)
To request this item in person:
Collection Number: PH-00321
Collection Name: Howard Hughes Professional and Aeronautical Photographs
Box/Folder: N/A


Materials are organized into six subseries:

Subseries II.A. Hughes XF-11 photographs, 1946-1947;

Subseries II.B. Hughes HK-1 Hercules photographs, 1942-1947;

Subseries II.C. Douglas DC-3 photographs, 1947;

Subseries II.D. Hughes XH-17 Flying Crane photographs, 1952;

Subseries II.E. Hughes H-1 Racer photographs, 1935-1945;

Subseries II.F. Miscellaneous aircraft photographs, 1934-1972.