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The world's largest battleship, Yamato. On this day in 1945 the Japanese battleship Yamato was sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.

"Plane drops a white phosphorus bomb on a Viet Cong postion in 1966. (USAF)" i.e. a Vietnamese village that might or might not be Viet Cong. White phosphorous continues to pose a danger to villagers and back packers to war ravaged Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. ~ Vietnam War