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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

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?

Refugees in line for supplies, 1906

In the three days following the 1906 earthquake, the Army's refugee camps at the Presidio issued 3,000 tents, 12,000 shelter halves, 13,000 ponchos, 58,000 pairs of shoes, and 24,000 regulation blue shirts.