4 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches, Item #25533
Original, war date, German contact printed photograph of captured Sopwith Baby No. 8153, Royal Naval Air Service. This aircraft was involved in the 25 May 1916 bombing raid against the Zeppelin airbase at Hoyer, Schleswig-Holstein. It was launched from the sea-plane carrier HMS Vixen along with a second Baby and three Short 184s. The aircraft suffered engine failure en-route and both the aircraft and pilot were captured. The pilot was FSLt J. F. Hay. German writing on verso.