How many airplanes did the Luftwaffe had in the West 220641

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How many airplanes did the Luftwaffe had in the West 220641

Post by Victor » 04 Apr 2002 20:07

How many airplanes did the Luftwaffe had in the West 22 June 1941?

By “West” I mean every front except the Eastern one (that includes the Med, Norway, etc). I will appreciate it if you can provide the break-down in fighters (maybe even different types), bombers (the same) and recce.

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Post by Takao » 04 Apr 2002 21:12

According to Claus Bekker's "The Luftwaffe War Diaries", the German's used 1,945 aircraft of all types. This represented 61% of the total Luftwaffe strength. That would mean that 1,244 or 1,243 planes were left(depending if you round up or down). As for a break-down of the locations and aircraft numbers in the West; I have not found any tables yet giving these statistics.

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Post by Victor » 05 Apr 2002 21:10

Thanks! :)
Too bad you don't have a break-down on types.

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Luftwaffe Strengths June 1941 - total aircraft [all fronts]

Post by Matt Gibbs » 05 Apr 2002 23:53

Have not seen a front by front breakdown but this is a total from the quarterly report of the Luftwaffe strengths for June 1941. No figures for seaplanes - sorry!

Single Engine Fighters on Strength 1,266 Servicable 885

Twin Engine fighters on Strenghth 210 Sevicable 131

Night Fighters on Strength 199 Servicable 124

Dive Bombers/Ground Attack on Strength 444 Servicable 353

Bombers on Strength 1,460 Servicable 932

Transport Planes on Strength 415 Servicable ???

I can provide a breakdown of types produced that month if required, figures taken from official RLM source.

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Post by Andy H » 06 Apr 2002 11:11

Hi There the best I can do is for main operational fliying units as per May 31st 1944.

All figures from "The Luftwaffe Data Book" by Dr Alfred Price.

Luftflotte 3 (Western Europe): 597

Luftflotte 2 (Italy): 227

Luftflotte 5 (Norway/Finland): 262

Luftflotte 'Reich' (Germany): 1,306

The above figure's are for servicable planes

The book does break the figures down to individual Gruppe's etc

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Post by Andy H » 06 Apr 2002 11:22

Sorry Victor, must get ny eyes checked thought I read 1944 not 1941, so for my second attempt please find numbers for June 24th 1941 from the same book.

Luftflotte 3 (Western Europe, Central & Southern Germany):350

Luftflotte 2 (Northern Germany):1088

Luftflotte 5 (Finland & Norway):206

FliegerKorps X (Med):267

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Post by Victor » 06 Apr 2002 15:14

Thanks! Do you have a break-down on types of these aircraft?

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Post by Andy H » 06 Apr 2002 20:28

Hi Victor,

The book does give a breakdown by aircraft type, and I'll start with Luftflotte 5, the smallest in size first

JG77, 26-Bf109 & 7-Bf110
KG26, 22-He111
KG30, 41-Ju88
LhrG1, 39-Ju87
KuG406, 14-He115,Do18 & Bv138
KuG506, 8-He115
KuG706, 6-Ar196,He114 & He115
KuG906, 5-Do18
AuG32, 9-Hs126
AuG120, 6-Ju88
AuG124, 4-Ju88 & 2-Do215
KG zBv 108, 17Ju52 Floatplanes, Ju90,He60,Ju52 & Do18

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Post by Victor » 07 Apr 2002 11:38

About JG77. I know some of its groups were in Luftflotte IV. So in Luftflotte V there could only have been a group, not the entire Geschwader...
Anyway, thank you! :D
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Post by Andy H » 07 Apr 2002 16:29

Yes you are correct only I Gruppe was with Luftflotte 5

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