First Use in Combat
Capt. Antoine de Saint-Exupery / Capt. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry flew the first sortie in a Bloch MB 174 in March 1940 / March 29, 1940.
About half of the MB 174s were destroyed during the invasion of France. Some of the survivors went to Tunisia where they later served in 1943.
Some of the MB 175s also ended up in North Africa.
The Luftwaffe received 56 completed MB 175s and were used as trainers.
Postwar French Navy
After World War II the French Navy took delivery of 80 MB 175T torpedo bombers. The last one was delivered in 1950.