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HEADQ.UARTERS
UNITED STATES A,RI,IT STRATIDIC AIR FORCES
PRElJMINARY SUMfJ.ARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS -
JULY 1945

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:G FilCTORS. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •••••••••••••••••••••••••
CTtJ~ RATES ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••.•••••••••••••••••••
.T GR.OUFS I~J T~T]J1 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
NO. A/C WITH TACTICAL UNITS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS •••••••••••••
TATUS, TACTICAL UNITS, FORW1~ AREA •••••••....•.•.•••••......•••.
IN ST1l.TISTICS .....••..••••••••.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
.1ITSSIOI'JS •••••••••••.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
!vUSSIONS .
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STAFF PUNNING FACTORS

~ - Rates of Operations (a)

8th Air Force 2(


raft - VEE -
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•per month 128

6.4
per month 50
) Aircraft _ 2.5

~ons units will operate at a lower r~t~ than indi~ated her~•

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II - loss and Replacement Rates

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VEE VHB

: per sortie 2% • 2C
:ate 1.4% 1,

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luipment aircraft 32% •.
crews (For attrition) 22% ,
: crews (For rotation) 34% <

prescribed rate are-----required with the first month after ent:


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rates required starting with the fourth month after arrival.
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Explanatory Notes

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3 for the very heavy bombers of the Eighth and Twentieth Air Forcl
~tment plans with the exception that a revised sortie and bomb lo~
~d by Com Gen Air and this Headquarters has ~ncurred. Those plaJ
t'tie rate per unit equipment 9ircraft from 100 to:1,~ lDOnth in l
~ecrease bomb tonnage in the 20th Air Force from 10 to 8 tons per
e bomb tonnage in the 8th Air Force :trom 10 to 12 tons per aircra:

s for fighter aircraft reflect latest plans as published by Headq


.fic O·cean Areas on 30 May 1945.

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ACTUAL Rll.T.ES

Combat Sorties per Unit Equipment Aircraft

J"an Feb Mar Apr May lun J"ul


Planned 6.0 6.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
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l~ctual I 4.5 4.7 I
10.5 10.2 9.6 10 •.6 10.2

Planned I - - 4.0 9.2 10.8 13.7 15.4


Command) ll.ctual - - 4.4 8.4 5.7 9.8 13.5

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Planned - - - 0.8 6.5 6.7 9.9
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PlANNED VS ACTUAL RATES (,Cont'd}


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Combat Sorties Per Combat Crew Juthorized

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3.0 3.0- 4.5' 5.0 5.0 5.
9 (20th Air Force), Actual 2.2 2.5 5.3 5.3 5.4 6.

.1 (VII Ftr Connnand),


Planned - - 2.J. 5.0 5 ..8 7.
A.ctual - - 2.1 4.0 2.7 4.

7 (30lst Wing).
Pla..nmd - - - 0.4 3.5 3.
Actual - - - 0.5 2 •.8 ' 3 •.

B-29 Rates based on ass :. -.. -


US1l.ST.liF COMB.'l!J

int JulY 19lh5. HeAdY in Au


h. 314th and 315th Wings (B-29) VHB 382, 383rd Groups (3
33rd and 346th Groups) (B-29)
509 Composite Group) (B-29~ ~ 1st Photo Ron Sq

n Sq, 1st Photo Ron Sq. (FIt C) (F-13) Troop


~ 44 th and 45th Sq
06th Groups (p-51D)
I. 414th. 507th Groups (p-47N) Rewy in Sa'

Squadrons (P-61) . VHB 47th Wing (B-29)

lqs (F-5),. 43rd Sq (F-7) • Heady i.n Oc'


.' (B-24' .' Ftr VIR 50th, 358th Grou]
nth, 316th Sqs. (e-46 t 0-47). Ready in No'
9 Composite Gp) (C-54) ,.
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DAILY AVERAGE WITH TACTICl.L
UNI'IS AND OTHER ORG.i.NlZATlOKS
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58 73 313 3J..4 315 Guam 509 GSG 3rd


Wing Wing Wing Wing Wing J./D GP lVlo Total Pho1
B-29 B-29 B-29 B-29 B-29 B-29 Bo-29 B-29 B-29 F-1~
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189 192 1:.87 189 132 6 13 11 919 17
152 119 120 115 47 o 10 9 572 c,

80.4 61.9 . 64.2 60.·9 35.·6 - 76 •.9 81 •.8 52.9 52 ..5


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38 69 67 75 85 6 3 1 344 •

Out of Commission Parts


Out of Commission W~inten

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DA.ILY AVERAGE RA.FrWITH TACTIC/J..
UNITS k'ID OTHER ORG~IZA.TI ONS

413 FG 507 FG OTHER TOTAL 15 FG 2-1 FG 506 FG (


P-47N
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P-5:LD P-51D P-51D
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97 97 123 400* 69 75 78
75 76 19 233 55 53 66

77.3 78.4 15.lt 58.3 79.7 71.0 84.4 r


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16 15 51 95 I 10 20 ]2

'of Commission Parts ... Does not include 54 P-47N's


,of Commjssion ~aintGnance ~* Does not include 48 P-51's E
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CCThffiAT 1ITSSION STATISTICS

C01'lBAT SORTIES CAP SC

B-.29 P-47N P-51 . p..47N


6114 2933 2545 493
B: *5843 2589 1954 471
271 344 59~ 22

IVE 95.6 91..4 76.8 95.5


VE 4.4 8.6 23.2 4.5
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DIVE . I ENEMY. . r
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ESCORT BO~lBING SHIPPING

695 593 -
629 310
5-a-2 531 593 I 278
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TVlENTIEI'H AIR FORCE CO:MBii.T MISSIONS


, AlC I TONNAGE Ale ,I Ale I E.NNvIY 1m CLA.IMS
AT'IKG i DROPPED WST DAM.AGED I l'ASSES DESI'ROYED=--+-
127 891 0 4 1 1
98 740 0 0 0 0
124 97 B 1 1 1 0
191 1329 0 9 0 0
64 573 0 0 0 0
251 1675 0 6 15 0
94 742 0 3 0 0
89 644 0 4 1 0
1~2 10~ 0 1 0 0
154 1096 0 1 1 0'.
ISS, 107'3 1 1 0 0
100 71S 0 2 3 Q
1'31 870 1 1 0 0
119 8SS 2 1 0 0-'
12S J 1061 1 0 I 0 0 --r
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10-6 -'T 767 -I ~ l _ 0 _ [
TWENTEITH IvJ.J..,;)8IONS (Cant Id}
A/C TONNJl.GE A/e - A/e EN:ElvIY EN CUIMS I
ATI'KG DROPPED LOST DA!.W~GED P..;,sSE3 DESTROYED I
131 106~ 0 0 0 0
125 89b 0 0 1 0
124 983 0 0 0 0
133 1030 1 3 4 0
131 971 0 0 0 0
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911) 1 6 1 0
11 ) 799 0
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8 5 0
108 800 0 1 0 0
130
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120 846 1 0 0
94 695 0 °0 0 0
119 10.39 0 0 0 0
0 0 Q 0
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96 709 0 0 JJ. 0
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130 1173 0 0 2 0
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TWENTIErH ~Luu~uNS (Cont'd)
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1'../0 i TONNAGE .
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A/c
LOST
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D.Ill\IIAGED
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Pl!33ES
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DESTR01.'ED
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I: lZl 973 2 0 0 0
~ 91 706 0 0 0 0 I
I 127 857 0 1 0 0 I
I 77
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I 661 0 1 0 1 I
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62 477 0 h. 2 0 I
54 460 2 1 2 0
145 I 1230 0 4- 0 0
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76 67'3 0 4 4- 0 I,
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:.\ 76 677 1 13 0 0
86 51ll. 1 50 0 0 "·
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84 , 493 . 0 51 0 0
102 106~:j 0 46 0 0
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,i 71 48b 0 2 0 0 I
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78 0 Co 0 0 I
100 0 1 0 0 ·•
755 •

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306 2211 0 •
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OF OPERATIONS
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ENEV1Y AIRCF
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B-29 P-47N - . P-5lD


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I Ale C/C Alc c/c TYPE Alc COIvffil.T GIID
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I I 21 9 22 13 51 26 B-29 2 0 I

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3.5% .7% 9.8% 3.o~ 22.7% 6.0% P-47N 3 11
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P-5lD ·I
44 93 ·
·3 .1 .8 .5 1.3 .7 •
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TOTAL 49 104 ,·
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