Text on back: "Battleship USS Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA. The OS2U Kingfisher seaplane is the only assembled one on display in the USA. During WW II three of these planes were assigned to the Alabama for scouting and observation missions. This plane, a gift from the Mexican Navy, was restored by Brookley AFB mechanics during their off-duty hours."
Remarks by Stanley
Outlaw: "NOTE: Although it may have been true at the time this postcard was
published that this example was the only assembled one on display in
the USA, there are now at least two additional restored Kingfishers:
one at the National Air & Space Museum, and one on the rear deck
of the battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
which may have been restored from a wreck in Alaska, USA."
Remarks by Carlo
Soliani: "The Vought Kingfisher depicted in this photograph is
not fully original, because it has been restored with underwing
floats taken from another aircraft (probably a Grumman HU-16
Albatross). They are considerably bigger than the original ones (see
photograph No. 740 of the all-original
Kingfisher of NASM's Garber Restoration Facility for comparison)."