Hughes Aircraft H-4 Hercules NX37602, 2 November 1947, with cruisers, tanker and Catalina Island

Hughes H-4 Hercules NX37602 in San Pedro Bay, 2 November 1947. Two U.S. Navy heavy cruisers and a fleet oiler are in the background. On the horizon is Santa Catalina Island, “Twenty-six miles across the sea….” (LIFE Magazine)

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