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HEADQ.UARTERS
UNITED STATES A,RI,IT STRATIDIC AIR FORCES
PRElJMINARY SUMfJ.ARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
JULY 1945
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RATES ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••.•••••••••••••••••••
.T GR.OUFS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
NO. A/C WITH TACTICAL UNITS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS •••••••••••••
TATUS, TACTICAL UNITS, AREA•••••••....•.•.•••••......•••.
IN ST1l.TISTICS .....••..••••••••.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
.1ITSSIOI'JS •••••••••••.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
!vUSSIONS .
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STAFF PUNNING FACTORS
- Rates of Operations (a)
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per month
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8th Air Force
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6.4
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2.5
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units will operate at a lower than •


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luipment aircraft
crews (For attrition)
: crews (For rotation)
2%
1.4%
32%
22%
34%

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rates required starting with the fourth month after arrival.
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Explanatory Notes
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3 for the very heavy bombers of the Eighth and Twentieth Air Forcl
plans with the exception that a revised sortie and bomb
by Com Gen Air and this Headquarters has Those plaJ
t'tie rate per unit equipment 9ircraft from 100 to :1, lDOnth in l
bomb tonnage in the 20th Air Force from 10 to 8 tons per
e bomb tonnage in the 8th Air Force :trom 10 to 12 tons per aircra:
s for fighter aircraft reflect latest plans as published by Headq
.fic O·cean Areas on 30 May 1945.
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ACTUAL Rll.T.ES
Combat Sorties per Unit Equipment Aircraft
J"an Feb Mar Apr May lun J"ul
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Command)
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Planned 6.0 6.0
9.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
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I 4.5 4.7 10.5 10.2
9.6 10•.6
10.2
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Planned
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4.0 9.2 10.8
13.7 15.4
ll.ctual
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4.4 8.4
5.7 9.8
13.5
Planned
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0.8
6.5 6.7
9.9
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5.·8 7.4- 15.5
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PlANNED VS ACTUAL RATES (,Cont'd}
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Combat Sorties Per Combat Crew Juthorized
:ran Feb Mar Apr May :ru
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9 (20th Air Force),
.1 (VII Ftr Connnand),
7 (30lst Wing).
Planned I
3.0 3.0- 4.5'
5.0 5.0
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Actual 2.2
2.5
5.3 5.3 5.4
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Planned
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A.ctual
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4.0 2.7
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B-29 Rates based on ass :. -.. -
HeAdY in Au
VHB 382, 383rd Groups (3
~ 1st Photo Ron Sq
Troop
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Rewy in Sa'
VHB 47th Wing (B-29)
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Ftr VIR 50th, 358th Grou]
US1l.ST.liF COMB.'l!J
int JulY 19lh5.
h. 314th and 315th Wings (B-29)
33rd and 346th Groups) (B-29)
509 Composite Group) ( B - 2 9 ~
n Sq, 1st Photo Ron Sq. (FIt C) (F-13)
06th Groups (p-51D)
I. 414th. 507th Groups (p-47N)
Squadrons (P-61) .
lqs (F-5),. 43rd Sq (F-7) •
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nth, 316th Sqs. (e-46 t 0-47).
9 Composite Gp) (C-54)
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20th Wing (B-29),
DAILY AVERAGE WITH TACTICl.L
UNI'IS AND OTHER ORG.i.NlZATlOKS
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73 313 3J..4 315
Guam
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Wing Wing Wing Wing Wing
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B-29 B-29 B-29 B-29 B-29 B-29 Bo-29 B-29 B-29

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152
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192 1:.87
119 120
61.9 . 64.2
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69 67
189
115
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DA.ILY AVERAGE RA.Fr WITH TACTIC/J..
UNITS k'ID OTHER ONS
413 FG 507 FG
OTHER TOTAL 15 FG
2-1 FG
506 FG
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P-47N P-47N P-47N
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P-5:LD P-51D P-51D
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123 400* 69
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76 19 233
55 53
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77.3 78.4 15.lt 58.3 79.7
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Does not include 48 P-51's E
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CCThffiAT 1ITSSION STATISTICS
C01'lBAT SORTIES CAP SC
B-.29
P-47N
P-51
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6114
2933 2545 493
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2589 1954 471
271
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95.6 91.. 4 76.8
95.5
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42483 427 90
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AREA
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TVlENTIEI'H AIR FORCE CO:MBii.T MISSIONS
, AlC I TONNAGE Ale ,I Ale II E.NNvIY 1m CLA.IMS
AT'IKG i DROPPED WST DAM.AGED I l'ASSES DESI'ROYED=--+-
127 891 0 4 1 1
98 740 0 0 0 0
124 97B 1 1 1 0
191 1329 0 9 0 0
64 573 0 0 0 0
251 1675 0 6 15 0
94 742 0 3 0 0
89 644 0 4 1 0
1 ~ 2 1 0 ~ 0 1 0 0
154 1096 0 1 1 0'.
ISS, 107'3 1 1 0 0
100 71S 0 2 3 Q
1'31 870 1 1 0 0
119 8SS 2 1 0 0-'
12S J 1061 1 0 I 0 0 --r
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TWENTEITH IvJ.J..,;)8IONS (Cant Id}
A/C
TONNJl.GE A/e A/e EN:ElvIY EN CUIMS I
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DESTROYED I
ATI'KG DROPPED LOST P..;,sSE3
131

0 0 0 0
125
89b 0 0 1 0
124 983
0 0 0 0
133
1030 1
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131 971
0 0 0 0
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799
0 8
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108
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800 0 1 0 0

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130 908 1 1
3
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120 846 1
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0 0
94 695 0 0 0 0
119 10.39 0 0 0 0
124 790
0 0
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96
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709
0 0 JJ. 0
130 1173
0 0 2 0
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960
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TWENTIErH (Cont'd)
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ENEMY EN CU-1MB I PERS
jATTKG I DROPPED LOST D.Ill\IIAGED Pl!33ES DESTR01.'ED C.ASU
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lZl 973
2 0 0 0
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91
706
0 0 0 0
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127 857
0 1 0 0
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77
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661 0 1 0 1
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62
477
0 h. 2 0 I
54
460
2 1 2 0
145 I
1230
0
4-
0 0
76 67'3
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4 4-
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76 677
1
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0 0
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86
51ll.
1 50 0 0
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84
493
0
51
0 0
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102
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0
46
0 0
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71
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78

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100
755
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306 i
2211
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OF OPERATIONS
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Ale C/C Alc c/c
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21
9
22
13 51
26
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3.5% .7% 9.8%
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22.7% 6.0%
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ENEV1Y AIRCF
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TYPE Alc COIvffil.T GIID
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B-29 2 0
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P-47N
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11
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P-5lD
44 93
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TOTAL
49
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