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Hughes H-1 Racer photographs, 1935-1945

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Materials contain photographs of the Hughes H-1 Racer aircraft from 1935 to 1945. The photographs primarily depict Howard Hughes standing with the plane or in the plane's cockpit. The plane was designed by Glenn Odekirk and built by Hughes Aircraft Company in 1935, the first plane produced by the company. Hughes broke several records in the H-1, including the landplane speed record in 1935. In 1937, Hughes broke his own transcontinental speed record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York in 7 hours, 28 minutes. Despite its speed, Hughes was unable to sell the H-1 to the U.S. military.




0.1 Linear Feet (6 hanging folders)
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Collection Number: PH-00321
Collection Name: Howard Hughes Professional and Aeronautical Photographs
Box/Folder: N/A


Materials remain in original order.