Entered service in 1938.
Invasions of Poland and France
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 had a great deal of success in Poland and France.
Bf 110 intercepted 22 Royal Air Force Wellingtons and shot down nine of them.
Rudolph Hess' Flight
In his flight to England in 1941 Rudolph Hess flew a Messerschmitt Bf 110.
Battle of Britain
There were over 200 Bf 110 loses in the Battle of Britain.
The first Bf 110 night fighter group, made up of Bf 110C-2s and Bf 110D-1s, was Josef Kammhüber's Nachtjagdverband that was formed on July 20, 1940.
By the middle of 1943 Bf 110 made up about 60% of the Luftwaffe's night fighters.
By the end of 1944 there were about 150 operational Bf 110 night fighters remaining.
The Bf 110D became operational in 1940.
Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Romania used the Bf 110G.
Most of the fighting done by the Bf 110Gs were at night against the British, but they also went against the American bomber streams in the daylight.