Allied Air Efforts Against Japan

 

  Sorties Bomb tonnage Aircraft losses1 Claims2
  Total % Total % Total % Total %
United States 1,403,728 81.1 615,506 88.7 8,363 82.8 29,909 95.8
US Navy and Marines 742,072 42.9 104,137 15.0 3,924 38.8 16,512 52.9
- Land-based 391,598 22.6 60,030 8.6 1,409 13.9 3,496 11.2
- Carrier-based 350,474 20.3 44,107 6.4 2,515 24.9 13,016 41.7
USAAF 661,656 38.2 511,369 73.7 4,439 43.9 13,397 42.9
         
Allied 326,148 18.9 78,738 11.3 1,738 17.2 1,315 4.2
RAF (SE Asia) 153,840 8.9 37,128 5.3 516 5.1 253 0.8
RAAF 92,507 5.3 23,346 3.4 694 6.9 414 1.3
RNZAF 58,073 3.4 12,196 1.8 228 2.3 117 0.4
Chinese AF3 21,368 1.2 5,786 0.8 300 3.0 531 1.7
Mexican AF 360 >0.0 282 >0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
                 
TOTAL 1,729,876 100.00 694,294 100.00 10,101 100.00 31,224 100.00

Notes:

(*) Totals and percentages recalculated from original figures.

(1) Includes combat losses only.

(2) Includes destroyed and probables.

(3) Includes Chinese-American Composite Wing.

Source: Adapted from US Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific) Report 61.

Last modified: 20 February 2020