Friday, September 6, 2013
Sea planes were great for air / sea rescue.
Pilots downed, adrift in a life raft can be rescued by a plane that can land on water.
Ships crews lost as sea can also be rescued.
If nothing else, planes can land and provide supplies and aid to survivors and direct in rescue ships.
These two planes both served in all of WWII.
Biplanes had the advantage of being able to fly slow and look for survivors, mono-planes were much fasters to cover more area.