In early 1941 the E13A entered service. The E13A was also used for rescue, transport, and attack.
The Aichi E13A was used on Cruisers and flying boat tenders. The E13A1 was on a battleship, twelve cruisers, and four support ships.
The E13A was used in the reconnaissance of Pearl Harbor right before the attack.
The Aichi E13A was used in the Coral Sea, Midway, and Solomon Island campaigns.
The French Navy used one Aichi E13A after World War II in Indo-China.