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Germany

Dropped on United Kingdom

  Tonnage of Bombs
1940 38,844
1941 21,858
1942 3,260
1943 2,298
1944 9,151
1945 761
Total 74,172

 

Great Britain

Bomber Command

  Sorties - Day Sorties - Night Sorties - Total Tonnage of Bombs Tonnage of Mines Losses
1939 163 170 333, 501 31   40
1940 3,316 17,513 20,829, 22.473 13,033, 13,037 510 509
1941 3,507 27,101 30,608, 32,012 31,704 707 985
1942 2,313 32,737 35,050, 35,338 45,561 6,367 1,517
1943 1,792 62,736 64,528, 65,068 157,367, 157,457 9,136 2,457
1944 44,096 113,352 157,448, 166,844 525,518 13,170 2,904
1945 20,664 40,074 60,738, 67,483 181,740 3,373 708
Total 67,598 232,128 299,726, 389,809 883,328, 955,044 33,263 9,120

Coastal Command

  Sorties Tonnage of Bombs Tonnage of Mines Losses
1939 + 1940 41,001 917 241 288
1940   510*    
1941 30,544 707*
766
240 233
1942 1,088*
31,676
6,367*
529
100 26*
302
1943 1,240*
43,231
9,136*
494
21 17*
279
1944 66,362 13,170*
1,411
  305
1945 22,935 3,373*
661
  132
Total 2,328*
235,749
33,263*
4,778
602 43*
1,579

* Aircraft from Bomber Command that were used by Coastal Command.

Army Cooperation Command

  Sorties Tonnage of Bombs Losses
Total 4,474 63 70

Fighter Command

  Sorties Tonnage of Bombs Losses
1939 3,217   3
1940 121,070 1 1,186
1941 150,828 129 651
1942 147,087 207 688
1943 136,167 986 569
1944 122,136 1,232 397
1945 19,712 926 64
Total 700,226 3,481 3,558

2nd Tactical Air Force

  Sorties Tonnage of Bombs Losses
1943 23,695 3,627 177
1944 214,592 38,729 1,305
1945 89,426 19,482 633
Total 327,713 61,838 2,115

United States

5th Air Force - Asia - Okinawa

  Tonnage of Bombs
Total 1,905

7th Air Force - Asia - Okinawa

  Tonnage of Bombs
Total 5,102

8th Air Force - Europe

  Sorties Tonnage of Bombs
1942 1,453 1,411
1943 27,362 44,185
1944 210,544 389,119
1945 93,545 188,573
Total 332,904 623,288

13th Air Force - Asia - Philippines

  Tonnage of Bombs
Total 6

15th Air Force - Europe

  Sorties Tonnage of Bombs
1943 3,824 13,144
1944 114,840 240,260
1945 48,273 90,899
Total 166,937 344,303

20th Air Force - Asia - Marianas

  Sorties Tonnage - HE Tonnage - Incendiary
1944 2,102 7,247 1,817
1945 26,724 56,943 103,629
Total 28,826 64,190 105,446

United States Navy - Asia

  Tonnage of Bombs
Total 6,788

 

Sources:

  1. Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II, 1989
  2. World War II The Encyclopedia of Facts and Figures, John Ellis, 1993
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site