Operational Strength of the U.S.A.A.F., Europe (1942-45)

 

1942 1943 1944 1945
Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Apr
Heavy Bombers - 178 219 303 834 931 1,610 2,259 2,929 3,398 3,351 3,412 3,332
B-17 - 144 178 229 783 835 1,302 1,487 1,471 1,927 2,168 2,367 2,291
B-24 - 34 41 74 51 96 308 772 1,458 1,471 1,183 1,045 1,041
 
Medium Bombers - 10 29 18 336 484 443 837 804 843 998 873 821
B-25 - 9 23 1 1 - - - - - - - -
B-26 - 1 6 17 335 484 443 837 804 843 998 873 821
 
Light Bombers - 9 8 2 0 0 25 289 387 508 692 718 809
A-20 - 9 8 2 - - 25 289 387 440 371 327 320
A-26 - - - - - - - - - 68 321 391 489
 
Fighters - 133 516 358 146 943 1,862 3,419 3,046 3,470 3,585 3,952 4,250
P-38 - 133 168 56 2 93 380 707 568 379 257 250 244
P-39 - - 177 22 3 1 1 - - - - - -
P-40 - - - 15 - - - - - - - - -
P-47 - - 88 203 141 811 1,215 1,920 1,632 1,840 1,735 1,932 2,057
P-51 - - - - - 34 266 792 803 1,203 1,548 1,694 1,867
Night Fighters - - - - - - - - 43 48 45 76 82
Other - - 83 62 - 4 - - - - - - -
 
Reconnaissance - 13 51 37 97 131 171 231 339 516 584 571 564
F-4/5 - 13 15 19 11 20 79 118 134 184 179 194 188
F-6 - - - - 86 24 36 71 138 222 292 244 254
F-8 - - - - - - - 5 35 65 65 89 78
Other - - 36 18 - 87 56 37 32 45 48 44 44
 
TOTAL COMBAT - 343 823 718 1,413 2,489 4,111 7,035 7,505 8,735 9,210 9,526 9,776
 
Transports - 119 25 26 72 96 253 1,165 1,678 1,834 2,083 2,150 2,179
C-46 - - - - - - - - - - 1 138 197
C-47/53 - 119 25 26 11 15 157 985 1,348 1,471 1,653 1,584 1,532
Other Hvy./Med. - - - - - - 4 11 25 9 53 74 74
Light Transports - - - - 61 81 92 169 305 354 376 354 376
 
Trainers - - - - - - - 7 75 84 76 72 101
Advanced - - - - - - - 7 75 84 76 72 101
 
Communications - - 72 118 98 112 123 219 625 661 897 899 974
 
2nd Line & Misc. 9 126 24 11 258 130 131 136 460 637 860 871 897
 
TOTAL 9 588 944 873 1,841 2,827 4,618 8,562 10,343 11,951 13,126 13,518 13,927

 

Notes:

(1) All dates end of month.

Source: Personally compiled from Army Air Forces Statistical Survey; World War II.