The Dornier Do 217 was operated by Italy (Do 217J) and Germany.
The II/KG 40 first received the Do217E in March 1941 to be used for anti-shipping over the Atlantic Ocean.
Raids on Britain
The Do 217E was used in the Baedecker raids on British cities in 1942.
The Do 217E-1s were stationed in France with the II./KG 40 in March 1941.
In 1943 Do 217K-2 armed with Fritz X missiles struck several Allied ships operating in the Mediterranean. The cruiser HMS Spartan, destroyer HMS Janus, and Italian battleship Roma were sunk by the missiles.