3 thoughts on “WW II Allied Air Missions In Europe”

  1. Fascinating. I hadn’t realized the scale of US bombing of Germany didn’t pick up until quite late in the war according to this. Most of the missions flown by GB until about late 1944.

    This also shows the “phony war” interval of 1940 quite well.
    Things start to pick up in 41-42 …

    Also shows the scale of US tactical bombing of Sicily and Italy about 1/2 way through the war. I presume tactical, largely in support of US ground ops opposing Kesselring.

    1. When the US joined the fight the intensity of bombing rose considerably; by the end of the war the US Army Air Corps had actually flown more bomber sorties and dropped a greater tonnage of bombs than Great Britain.

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