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Title -  Howard Hughes


Description -  Aviator Howard Hughes after breaking the transcontinental airspeed record.  On January 19, 1937, flying the H-1 Racer, Hughes set a new transcontinental airspeed record by flying non-stop from Los Angeles to Newark in 7 hours, 28 minutes, and 25 seconds (beating his own previous record of 9 hours, 27 minutes). His average ground speed over the flight was 322 mph.

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 - April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first made a name for himself as a film producer, and then became an influential figure in the aviation industry.


Description Source -  National Archives


Year -  January 19, 1937

Howard Hughes after Breaking Transcontinental Flight Record

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