Check out this video–real color, HD footage of U.S. Navy carrier landings gone horribly, horribly wrong! Some of these crashes will have your hair standing on end and make you wonder how some of these guys could have walked away.

This is real footage, very rare, taken in the Pacific Theater in 1944. I bring it to you courtesy (once again) of the Romano Archive, which has an awesome collection of vintage WWII footage.

This is about as bad as my Russian car crash series. I’m putting both the “history is cool” and “WOW” graphics on this one!

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