Title: c1960s - 1970s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT 3 PAGE MEMOIR HANDWRITTEN BY AN OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR WHO DOES A SHORT, SIGNIFICANT STINT HELPING BUILD HOWARD HUGHES' AVIATION DREAM THE SPRUCE GOOSE
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher: PLAYA VISTA CALIFORNIA  1970
Seller ID: 0002184
On offer is a fascinating, original three page manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified man, an employee of Latisteel, who worked on Howard Hughes' legendary 'Spruce Goose' [Hughes H-4 Hercules: registration NX37602] a massive heavy transport prototype developed by Hughes Aircraft Company originally intended for World War II but not completed in time. The aircraft made only one brief flight on November 2nd 1947. The author writing retrospectively, likely late 1960s - 1970s he describes a short stay in three pages with not a wasted word describes the processes he went through including monumental moving tasks nearly single handed or his being in the rafters attaching a lock when he was able to see into a secret part of the Hughes Defence Plant where the first P-38 was housed, before it was first unveiled. He reveals a number of stunning insider observations from Hughes employees filling every single bathroom stall in the massive complex but nobody's pants were down as they were hiding, waiting for the day to end. He mentions the attempt to hire him away from Latisteel because he actually worked. Fascinating read of a fabled project. The 8½ x 11 inch yellow lined paper has some wear, soft creases, slight crinkle, bent corners but overall G.
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