(executive producer - uncredited)
An amateur aeronautical engineer, he designed and built the Hercules, commonly known as the Spruce Goose, the largest passenger airplane ever built at the time, and built almost entirely of wood.
12 Biographical Movies |
29 Print Biographies |
10 Portrayals |
13 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Howard R. Hughes
6' 4" (1.93 m)
Did You Know?
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Authorized to be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, 7 August 1939 (53 Stat. 1525). Award was "... in recognition of the achievements of Howard Hughes in advancing the science of aviation and thus bringing great credit to his country throughout the world[.]"