Aviation Photo #0077111 Hughes H-4 Hercules (HK-1) - Untitled

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"Spruce Goose" getting assist from Long Beach Shipyard's Floating Crane YD-171 in Long Beach Harbor. The crane was brought to USA from Germany after WWII. In 1996 the crane was moved to the Panama Canal for duty since the shipyard had been closed for several years.
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    Ted Quackenbush
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    Hughes H-4 Hercules (HK-1)
    Hughes H-4 Hercules (HK-1)
    Hughes H-4 Hercules (HK-1)
    Hughes
    N37602
    Long Beach
    California
    USA
    October 30, 1980
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Photo Added: April 14, 2000

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Anonymous
10 years ago
It is in a context and on water where it was designed to be
Anonymous
10 years ago
I guess howard hughes liked his toys gigantic and
not very practical.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I RON T WAS ONE OF OPERATOR FOR THE LIFTING OF THE SPROOSE GOOSE. IN 1981 WHEN IT WAS LIFTED OUT WATER, WHERE IS THE CRANE NOW,AND IS JOE NOVLICH STILL ON 171.

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