In 1944, the Liberty ship SS John Burke was part of a convoy supplying the invasion of the Philippines. Hauling a load of ammunition for the Army, she was beset by a small kamikaze raid. Foul weather had precluded friendly air cover, and a single Aichi D3A Val dive bomber plunged into the John Burke.
Moments later, the ammunition aboard exploded, and the entire ship, and her entire crew, were lost.
Incredibly, this stunning explosion was caught on camera.