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History of San Francisco, California

The San Francisco area was settled in 1776 by the Spanish officer Juan Bautista de Anza. The original reason for settling there was the construction of a Presidio (fort) designed to guard the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. The fort was a large structure designed to intimidate incoming belligerants.
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Airco D.H.9

Airco D.H.9The Airco D.H.9 was an unsuccessful single engined day bomber designed to replace the D.H.4 but that was let down by its original engine. The D.H.9 was very similar to the D.H.4, and shared ninety percent of the same airframe. A number of changes were made to eliminate flaws in the D.H.4, the most obvious of which saw the fuel tank and the pilot swap places so that the pilot& 39;s cockpit was located close the observer/ gunners position behind the wings.
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