Postcards of the past show naval biplane over the side

Back on the carrier's deck

Back on the carrier's deck

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A reader has sent me eight naval postcards, five of which show a biplane that has gone over the side of a carrier.

Could the reader let me know who you are or, if you wish to remain anonymous and I can keep the postcards, thank you very much.

The aircraft is pulled from the water.

The aircraft is pulled from the water.

Here we see the rescue attempt to save a stricken plane with sailors attaching ropes for the operation; the plane being hauled from the sea and finally it being landed back on the carrier’s deck.

In another postcard, the pilot can be seen safe and sound.

Sailors trying to attach ropes to the stricken biplane

Sailors trying to attach ropes to the stricken biplane

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