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This Week in Universal News: Howard Hughes and the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, 1939

In July of 1939, Howard Hughes purchased the first¬†Boeing 307 Stratoliner. Because of the plane’s pressurized cabin, the plane could fly at altitudes over 20,000 feet, allowing it to avoid rough weather.¬†In this clip from Universal News, we see the multi-millionaire taking his new toy for a test drive. Hughes had hoped to use the […]

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