Unintended work of art - A Douglas Dakota of RAF Transport Command lands at snow-covered B78/Eindhoven, Holland, as ground crew inspect Hawker Typhoon Mark IB, MN659 'I8-E', of No. 440 Squadron RCAF, which suffered a collapsed undercarriage on landing after a sortie.
Crews examine flak damage to B-17G Fortress at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. Damage sustained on mission to Munich, Germany, Jul 6 1944. Note "Mickey" pathfinder radar dome in place of ball turret. United States National Archives via D. Sheley ~
Ramstein air show disaster in 1988. Aircraft of the Italian Air Force display team collided during their display, crashing to the ground. Sixty-seven spectators and three pilots died, 346 spectators sustained serious injuries in the resulting explosion and fire.
First incendiary bombing raid against Tokyo, March 10, 1945: B-29 Superfortress "Pride of the Yankees,882 Squadron, 500th Bomber Group, 20th Air Force, has landed after having to fly almost 700 miles on only two engines to land in Iwojima. The raid killed 100,000 civilians, destroyed 250,000 buildings, and incinerated 16 square miles of the city. Aircrews at the tail end of the bomber stream reported that the stench of burned human flesh permeated the aircraft over the target.