RAF Bomber Command / USAAF 8th AF
Aircraft Available for Operations
(1939-1945)

(Updated 9 February 2013)

Source: The Strategic Air War Against Germany, 1939-1945: The Official Report of the British Bombing Survey Unit

R.A.F. Bomber Command

September
1939

January
1940

July
1940

January 1941

July
1941

January
1942

July
1942

January
1943

July
1943

January
1944

July
1944

January
1945

8 May
1945

Battle

141

118

73











Blenheim

123

92

234

176

160

58

39







Boston






5

47

37






Ventura








36






Mitchell








5






Mosquito







13

23

51

72

138

206

269

Hampden

85

70

109

111

169

161

37







Whitley

75

68

103

92

105

89








Wellington

91

90

148

229

391

353

256

187

124

15




Manchester






48








Stirling





22

38

69

104

203

139

37



Halifax





31

50

102

173

331

373

562

521

388

Lancaster







107

274

444

627

864

1,096

1,320

Total

515

438

667

608

878

802

670

839

1,153

1,226

1,601

1,823

1,977

VIIIth and XVth USA.A.F. Bomber Commands

September
1939

January
1940

July
1940

January 1941

July
1941

January
1942

July
1942

January
1943

July
1943

January
1944

July
1944

January
1945

8 May
1945

Fortress + Liberator








156

670

1,667

3,645

3,115

3,300

Grand total

September
1939

January
1940

July
1940

January 1941

July
1941

January
1942

July
1942

January
1943

July
1943

January
1944

July
1944

January
1945

8 May
1945

USAAF+RAF

515

438

667

608

878

802

670

995

1,823

2,893

5,246

4,938

5,277