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Heavy Bombers and Crews on Hand in the Eighth Air Force
August 1942 to May 1945


Total
Crews
B-17
Crews
B-24
Crews
Total
H/B
B-17
A/C
B-24
A/C
Aug 423939-104104-
Sep 4276--17814434
Oct 42128--29623462
Nov 42 205 - - 247 180 67
Dec 42176--21917841
Jan 43155--21417539
Feb 43146--25518669
Mar 43190--30322974
Apr 43231--59050288
May 43340--70559993
Jun 434554084784678351
Jul 435965534385682024
Aug 43 806613193907786109
Sep 43 93370822597183596
Oct 43 1,1167963201,138907197
Nov 431,9601,4275331,5541,166294
Dec 432,0811,4726091,6861,302308
Jan 44 2,1471,4796681,8171,341433
Feb 44 2,1631,4297341,9981,412553
Mar 44 2,1551,2858702,2951,487772
Apr 44 2,4961,4611,0352,6471,4921,070
May 44 3,2251,7151,5103,1371,5021,435
Jun 44 3,5501,8161,7343,1001,4711,458
Jul 44 3,9962,2911,7053,4921,6951,609
Aug 44 4,0002,3921,6083,6621,8291,606
Sep 44 3,6712,4121,2593,6591,9271,471
Oct 44 3,5872,3481,2393,8182,1431,330
Nov 44 3,6862,4071,2793,7952,1231,321
Dec 44 3,8692,5531,3163,7062,1681,183
Jan 45 3,9252,6151,3103,5342,1251,077
Feb 45 4,2012,7461,4553,7022,2691,066
Mar 45 4,2042,8501,3543,7612,3671,045
Apr 45 3,7602,5871,1733,6882,2911,041


Breakdown of B-17 and B-24 crews for period Sept 1942-May 1943 unavailable. Aircraft totals include replacements and second-line aircraft (training and restricted use) as well as those available for other than bombing duties. All figures are last day of month.

Source: The U.S. Strategic Bomber, By Roger A. Freeman 1975, London, England, McDonald and Jane's, ISBN: 0-356-08096-X