The turret of French Char B Heavy Tank №442 “LIEUTENANT DE GISSAC” rests some distance from the hull after an internal explosion – Crugny, France 1940 [1200×720]

The turret of French Char B Heavy Tank №442 “LIEUTENANT DE GISSAC” rests some distance from the hull after an internal explosion – Crugny, France 1940 [1200×720]

First Lieutenant Allen Guest’s P-47D Thunderbolt burned out at USAAF Station AAF 408, Beaulieu after suffering a mechanical failure – 2nd June 1944 [2850×2170]

First Lieutenant Allen Guest’s P-47D Thunderbolt burned out at USAAF Station AAF 408, Beaulieu after suffering a mechanical failure – 2nd June 1944 [2850×2170]

A sheet of fire erupts into the air as the forward half of a F2H aircraft begins to slide down the on board USS Oriskany (CV 34). The plane crashed and burned but its pilot, Lieutenant F.J. Repp miraculously escaped without injury. March 30, 1954. [2872 x 2442]

A sheet of fire erupts into the air as the forward half of a F2H aircraft begins to slide down the on board USS Oriskany (CV 34). The plane crashed and burned but its pilot, Lieutenant F.J. Repp miraculously escaped without injury. March 30, 1954. [2872 x 2442]