Appendix V: First-Line Aircraft of the British and German Air Forces, June 1944 and January 1945

Date RAF* German†
1st June 1944 8,339 6,967
1st January 1945 8,395 6,638

* Including first-line aircraft of the Dominion and Allied Air Forces under RAF control, and based on unit equipment (U.E.) of squadrons.

† The German figures, which are extracted from Luftwaffe records, are for actual strength. They include in each case a powerful force of transport aircraft—934 in June 1944, and 488 in January 1945.

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