Cameraman Killed when Bomb Accidentally Explodes

Cameraman Killed when Bomb Accidentally Explodes

This is the last view that Photographer Airman Thomas L McGraw saw before he was killed by the bomb in this image. The plane had just landed on an aircraft carrier and although the bomb had in fact been released in the air, it had failed to detach from the plane. The impact of the landing dislodged the armed bomb, setting it free to bounce down the runway towards McGraw who was filming the plane land. The bomb detonates right in front of the camera, killing McGraw and two sailors and injuring 14 others.

There is an unfortunate piano score in the last second of this film which considering the footage may raise an eyebrow.

Film: Cameraman Killed On Aircraft Carrier