Tom McNallen, M10-8 Flamethrower Gunner, assigned to River Assault Squadron (RAS) 13, Zippo-2 writes:

This is how my flame mount looked after the other flame gunner shot my turret in the confusion of battle. Talk about a scary deal. I had to use a fire extinguisher to fight my way out for fresh air. I did not have the hatch shut and that was even burned.  I was very lucky that day!