A plume of water from a torpedo strike against the bow of the Battleship Musashi erupts high into the air during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea. During the battle the Musashi was hit by an estimated 19 torpedoes and 17 bombs before finally sinking. October 24, 1944.
A surrendered Nakajima G8N at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, spring 1946. The aircraft to the right is a Beech C-45, the one barely visible on the left (wing tip) is a North American T-6 Texan.
“Ruthless Ruth”, a B-25 from the 499th Bomb Squadron, makes a skip-bombing attack against a Japanese escort destroyer south of Xiamen, China. The ship was the Type C Escort Ship CD-1. She suffered 44 dead from her crew of 136 during the attack. In the last photo you can see the survivors bobbing in the water or climbing over the side of the hull as CD-1 rolls over. April 6, 1945