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.
North American B-25 Mitchell S/N 112823 during a test flight in 1942. The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended, and saw service across four decades.
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.
Bomber B-17G-25-DL «Sweet Pea» (serial number 42-38078) 429 Squadron, 2nd Bomb Group of the 15th Air Army, US Air Force received a direct hit flak during a raid on the Hungarian city of Debrecen 21/09/1944 . Despite the critical damage, the pilot Guy Miller (Guy M. Miller) was able to hold on to the airfield Amendola car in Italy.