Operational Strength of the U.S.A.A.F., Pacific (1941-45)

 

1941 1942       1943       1944       1945    
Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Aug
Very Heavy Bombers - - - - - - - - - - 133 163 345 602 878 1,042
B-29 - - - - - - - - - - 133 163 345 602 878 1,042
 
Heavy Bombers 56 70 181 220 275 332 411 532 649 686 850 877 764 873 950 883
B-17 56 70 167 168 132 101 80 67 - - - - - - - -
B-24 - - 14 52 143 231 331 465 649 686 850 877 764 873 950 874
B-32 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9
 
Medium Bombers - 48 140 170 210 224 471 525 478 733 824 872 726 679 615 568
B-25 - 23 35 89 140 184 435 488 478 733 824 872 726 679 615 568
B-26 - 7 43 22 19 40 - - - - - - - - - -
Other - 18 62 59 51 - 36 37 - - - - - - - -
 
Light Bombers 10 9 46 39 29 23 24 58 177 206 282 370 270 196 445 543
A-20 10 9 46 39 29 23 24 58 177 206 282 370 270 196 298 295
A-26 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 147 248
 
Fighters 232 631 740 1,008 1,118 1,205 1,244 1,765 1,740 2,164 2,494 2,653 2,634 3,270 3,798 4,259
P-38 - - 24 105 125 169 187 333 356 406 560 707 694 895 1,077 1,142
P-39 24 319 330 337 354 293 417 378 214 187 22 - - - - -
P-40 156 268 369 542 618 709 554 781 630 626 522 427 227 164 82 51
P-47 - - - - - - 59 149 391 741 1,133 1,089 865 887 1,094 1,329
P-51 - - - - - - - 77 100 189 204 330 681 1,149 1,316 1,506
Night Fighters - - - 24 21 19 13 14 21 15 53 100 167 175 229 231
Other 52 44 17 - - 15 14 33 28 - - - - - - -
 
Reconnaissance - - 3 7 30 43 51 144 138 241 303 333 394 469 579 693
F-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 -
F-4/5 - - 3 7 30 41 48 48 45 78 121 177 189 195 299 323
F-6 - - - - - - - - - - 8 14 55 117 116 132
F-7 - - - - - - - - 4 40 56 65 76 90 104 118
F-13 - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 30 26 52
Other - - - - - 2 3 96 89 123 118 77 56 36 33 68
 
TOTAL COMBAT 298 758 1,110 1,444 1,662 1,827 2,201 3,024 3,182 4,030 4,886 5,268 5,133 6,089 7,265 7,988
 
Transports 9 21 88 111 110 166 229 436 545 623 951 1,264 1,479 1,595 1,860 1,983
C-46 - - - - - - - - - - - 4 237 404 717 835
C-47/53 4 14 59 78 64 123 183 362 450 488 775 1,022 1,017 965 902 886
Other Hvy./Med. 5 7 25 29 34 32 23 20 18 12 10 48 23 29 34 42
Light Transports - - 4 4 12 11 23 54 77 123 166 190 202 197 207 220
 
Trainers - - 5 5 4 19 24 45 43 53 51 66 163 143 161 175
Advanced - - 5 5 4 5 15 19 23 34 33 45 71 64 102 135
Basic - - - - - - - - - - - - 41 39 36 29
Primary - - - - - 14 9 26 20 19 18 21 51 40 23 11
 
Communications 2 2 8 33 47 104 127 147 178 293 257 470 840 710 773 1,084
 
2nd Line & Misc. 118 113 108 111 87 77 69 139 306 344 477 867 865 749 830 777
 
TOTAL 427 894 1,319 1,704 1,910 2,193 2,650 3,791 4,254 5,343 6,622 7,935 8,480 9,286 10,889 12,007

 

Notes:

(1) All dates end of month.

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