Before I entered flight training I was stashed as an Ensign at the Legal Department at NAS Corpus Christi. I remember reading an accident report for an A7-E pilot who had been cleared for takeoff. Shortly after he began the takeoff roll a crash truck was cleared by ground control to cross his runway. They met a little past mid-field. The investigation stated that the pilot ejected just before impact, and had one swing in the chute before reaching the ground.
What interested me was that he was interviewed in the hospital soon after the accident. The psychological trauma was severe enough that he stated he had no memory of the incident. That he remembered the roll down the runway, but from reacting to the truck and ejecting, to waking up in the hospital, he had no memory. The memory is there, just not acknowledged.
In 1981 aboard the USS Nimitz there was a horrible accident involving an EA-6. I was on the flight deck when it crashed into the six pack. The six pack had 6 fully fueled, and armed F-14's. They were carrying Sparrows, Phoenix and AIM-9's that cooked off from the massive fireball that followed the crash. 14 men died. I helped fight the fire, and helped pull a crew member out of the crash. This story has changed in its telling over the years. Today there is a very deep sense of sorrow, and I don't want to remember, but it has been impossible to forget.