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

 

1942 1943 1944 1945
Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Apr
Heavy Bombers 17 63 149 254 461 517 557 1,265 1,297 1,597 1,460 1,660 1,593
B-17 - 11 68 167 269 313 289 397 315 407 509 524 497
B-24 17 52 81 87 192 204 268 868 982 1,190 951 1,136 1,096
 
Medium Bombers - 46 150 299 715 637 631 654 667 726 397 424 399
B-25 - 46 81 231 437 360 378 361 395 463 375 414 393
B-26 - - 69 68 278 277 253 293 272 263 22 10 6
 
Light Bombers - - 32 99 166 126 109 121 114 109 90 171 168
A-20 - - 32 99 166 126 109 121 114 109 88 68 38
A-26 - - - - - - - - - - 2 103 130
 
Fighters - 59 542 1,439 2,048 1,512 1,530 1,760 1,798 1,374 1,370 1,317 1,284
P-38 - - 134 416 514 296 216 341 337 299 318 375 335
P-39 - - 33 202 347 258 240 375 244 - - - -
P-40 - 59 259 634 717 579 432 298 139 - - - -
P-47 - - - - - - 299 368 544 617 509 352 298
P-51 - - - 51 290 187 133 197 481 413 491 534 588
Night Fighters - - - - - 43 45 47 47 45 52 56 63
Other - - 116 136 180 149 165 134 6 - - - -
 
Reconnaissance - - 48 79 104 94 65 75 141 151 180 145 158
F-4/5 - - 21 34 37 52 48 42 84 104 173 136 150
F-6 - - - 20 27 20 16 30 54 43 4 4 5
F-7 - - - - - - - 1 - - - - -
F-8 - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - -
Other - - 27 25 40 22 - 1 2 4 3 5 3
 
TOTAL COMBAT 17 168 921 2,170 3,494 2,886 2,892 3,875 4,017 3,957 3,497 3,717 3,602
 
Transports - 5 188 214 513 587 596 341 358 356 358 340 413
C-46 - - - - - - - - - - - - 9
C-47/53 - 3 186 209 476 505 524 283 297 305 301 287 346
Other Hvy./Med. - 1 1 1 1 2 1 - - - - - -
Light Transports - 1 1 4 36 80 71 58 61 51 57 53 58
 
Trainers - - - 15 16 19 9 10 8 8 8 7 7
Advanced - - - 15 15 15 5 6 5 5 5 4 4
Basic - - - - 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
Primary - - - - - 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
 
Communications - - - - 17 3 18 80 37 135 104 214 217
 
2nd Line & Misc. 17 1 12 19 47 32 104 295 447 620 694 571 570
 
TOTAL 17 174 1,121 2,418 4,087 3,527 3,619 4,601 4,867 5,076 4,661 4,849 4,809

 

Notes:

(1) All dates end of month.

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