Pilot error caused a U. Air Force Thunderbirds to crash shortly after takeoff at an air show Sept. at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The pilot ejects seconds before the jet hits the ground and lived to fly another day.
Grumman TBM Avenger A Avenger from Torpedo Squadron Eighty-Two flying from USS Bennington in flight in the South Pacific area. The aircraft was damaged when the plane flying above it in formation was hit by anti-aircraft fire and fell on top of it.
Combat photo of the Boeing Flying Fortress "Lakanuki" of the Bomb Group, Squadron going down just after it's tail blown off. The tail gunner David L. Butcher survived by being thrown clear when the tail came off.
Flying Fortress - aka “Swamp Ghost” - damaged in an attack and crashed in Agaiambo swamp, Papua New Guinea in 1942 - recovered in now on display awaiting restoration at Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California, USA