• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

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Crissy Field Aircraft

De Havilland DH-4

 
De Havilland DH-4
The De Havilland DH-4 served longer than any other World War I-era aircraft and was the most popular plane in 1920's America. A workhorse aircraft during the war, this extremely versatile plane was modified to perform numerous functions in peacetime.
 

Douglas O-2

 
Douglas O-2
The Douglas O-2 observation plane was the first of many O-series aircraft that succeeded the De Havilland DH-4 in the U. S. military. The redesigned fuselage and tail, streamlined carraige, and staggered wings of unequal length gave the O-2H model shown here an innovative advantage. The O-2 and the even more streamlined O-25 were flown at Crissy Field in the late 1920's and early 1930's.
 

Did You Know?

The San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio

The National Cemeteries Act was based on the principles articulated by President Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address--"that these dead shall not have died in vain." Passed by Congress in 1863, the law established thirteen cemeteries to inter veterans of the Armed Forces and their families.