F.W. Hunter, Army test pilot, Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, Calif. (LOC)

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F.W. Hunter, Army test pilot, Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, Calif.

1942 Oct.

1 transparency : color.

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Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Douglas Aircraft Company
Airplane industry
Air pilots
World War, 1939-1945
United States--California--Long Beach

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-39 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a35333

Call Number: LC-USW36-99


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    • 17/Jan/2008 22:56:43

    Hunter Thompson!

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    • 18/Jan/2008 13:41:45

    Can anyone identify the model of the plane?

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    st. okada

    • 18/Jan/2008 13:43:20

    fiction! +

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    Reverend Aviator

    • 18/Jan/2008 19:31:53

    The tail looks like a C-47 Dakota, but that's mostly just a first impression

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    • 20/Jan/2008 19:37:01

    I'm pretty sure that's an Douglas A20 Havoc (or 'Boston' as it was known the the RAF, RAAF and RCAF) See this wiki link. Regardless it's an excellent image.

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    Reverend Aviator

    • 21/Jan/2008 16:25:50

    I stand corrected!

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    • 22/Jan/2008 00:48:03

    A-20 would certainly fit with it being taken at a Douglas facility. My father flew those over Europe.

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    The Library of Congress

    • 31/Jan/2008 02:52:23

    Thanks for the information about the airplane model. We’ll look into adding it. (It won't change right away because we need to keep the information we show here in Flickr and in our own catalog (http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html) in sync.)

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    • 10/Feb/2008 01:37:58

    The tail number's visible, so dedicated enthusiasts could probably track down the individual aircraft.

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    2r0xf0x deLuXe

    • 27/Feb/2008 06:36:17

    what a stylish and dashing chap! i wonder if he knows he is entering bat country?

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    • 15/Aug/2008 10:58:59

    Cleaned up, large scale version: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trialsanderrors/2637922322/

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    • 21/May/2009 07:09:10

    The aircraft could be the Douglas A-20B Havoc 41-3440, made at Long Beach factory and delivered between December of 1941 and January of 1943. Info source : home.att.net/~jbaugher4/a20_11.html

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    • 08/Aug/2009 19:40:54

    What a great evocative photo. A tribute to all those test pilots.

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    • 10/Aug/2009 23:55:04

    Jean Dieuzaide – Concorde Essai de Freinge - 1968 Hi, I'am the admin of the new group Art'flighing Machines dedicated to an artistic approach of flighing things It would be an honour to have your picture into this group

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    billowy car

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    honorable crate

    • 19/Jan/2010 06:43:30

    Amazing star effect