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The date was 16 August 1942. The location San Francisco, California. With America at war for only nine-months, war jitters were almost a daily occurrence for citizens of the city by the bay.
Rumors of Japanese submarines, reprisal attacks for the Doolittle Raid, and constant fear of Japanese spies among the city's large oriental population all added to the atmosphere of fear.

The sight of an airship silently coming out of a fog bank at near-by Daly City only caused these fears to increase. Soon, calls were flooding police and military switchboards as the airship sank lower and lower as its envelope began to noticeable deflate. Sirens filled the streets of Daly City and police and military vehicles sped to the area and began to follow the path of the airship.

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