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Storage

Numbers of U.S. Air Force aircraft in Worldwide storage, by category.

End of Month Total Very Heavy Bomber Heavy Bomber Medium/Light Bomber Fighter Transport Trainer Other
Jan 16,659 2,179 702 2,066 4,309 521 3,529 3,353
Feb 16,951 2,226 481 2,108 4,577 636 3,776 3,147
Mar 17.163 2,345 395 2,101 4,720 704 3,737 3,161
Apr 16,550 2,434 288 1,959 4,677 743 3,658 2,791
May 16,116 2,444 202 1,837 4,459 681 3,796 2,697
Jun 16,038 2,467 151 1,797 4,649 625 3,733 2,616
Jul 15,629 2,400 150 1,790 4,656 589 3,510 2,534
Aug 13,595 2,378 135 1,791 4,606 545 3,060 1,080
Sep 13,190 2,387 146 1,796 4,426 534 2,656 1,245
Oct 12,813 2,375 141 1,794 4,213 541 2,496 1,253
Nov 12,811 2,385 144 1,823 4,088 534 2,456 1,381
Dec 12,682 2,417 137 1,851 3,930 512 2,467 1,368
 
 

Disposals

Note.--Figures in parentheses represent net gains to inventory from those airplanes previously disposed of as excess. Transfers are airplanes transferred principally to War Assets Administration in Continental US - and to Foreign Liquidation Commission overseas. Transfers to other Government agencies are also included in this category. Under "Scrap and Other" are included those airplanes scrapped directly by the USAF or transferred to USAF activities for ground instructional purposes.

Total

Type of Airplane/Disposition 1946
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Transfers 1,293 503 393 906 328 736 388 558 141 167 243 202
Scrap and Other 338 406 341 1,175 406 168 246 271 42 60 54 38
Total 1,631 909 734 2,081 734 904 634 829 183 227 297 240

Continental U.S.

Type of Airplane/Disposition 1946
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Transfers 1,212 489 333 411 197 99 144 78 28 40 23 23
Scrap and Other 71 117 90 60 54 57 41 73 28 49 49 38
Very Heavy Bomber
Total (2)
Transfers
Scrap and Other (2)
Heavy Bomber
Total 737 236 108 178 97 46 50 41 6 19 4 11
Transfers 732 199 95 167 84 35 43 29 4 20 2 8
Scrap and Other 5 37 13 11 13 11 7 12 2 (1) 2 3
Medium/Light Bomber
Total 88 27 42 65 21 15 7 3 9 3 3 2
Transfers 72 15 21 49 21 6 2 (2) 4 1 (-3)
Scrap and Other 16 12 21 16 9 5 5 5 2 3 5
Fighter
Total 125 43 44 37 15 16 15 11 16 34 19 10
Transfers 100 22 19 27 10 5 4 1 5 15 13 3
Scrap and Other 25 21 25 10 5 11 11 10 11 19 6 7
Reconnaissance
Total 79 42 6 5 37 7 6 10 6 11 1
Transfers 78 42 5 4 37 3 4 9 (1) 1 1
Scrap and Other 1 1 1 4 2 1 7 10
Transports
Total 198 147 182 75 10 37 70 46 10 5 6 18
Transfers 189 127 175 68 4 34 66 40 8 3 1 13
Scrap and Other 9 20 7 7 6 3 4 6 2 2 5 5
Trainer
Total 56 76 32 106 44 29 15 21 10 18 16 10
Transfers 42 55 14 94 19 20 7 (1) 6 2 4 26
Scrap and Other 14 21 18 12 25 9 8 22 4 16 12 10
Communications
Total 2 35 9 5 27 6 22 19 5 4 13 9
Transfers (1) 29 4 2 22 (4) 18 2 1 2 1
Scrap and Other 3 6 5 3 5 10 4 17 4 4 11 8
Total 1,283 606 423 471 251 156 185 151 56 89 72 61

Overseas

Type of Airplane/Disposition 1946
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Transfers 81 14 60 495 131 637 244 480 113 127 220 179
Scrap and Other 267 289 251 1,115 352 111 205 198 14 11 5
Heavy Bomber
Total 3 2 11 119 45 (1) 1 60 9 9 2
Transfers 1 3 2
Scrap and Other 3 2 10 119 45 (1) 1 57 9 9
Medium/Light Bomber
Total 99 28 100 318 99 6 24 52 (1) 2 (1)
Transfers 45 (1) 14 (2) 1 (1)
Scrap and Other 54 28 100 318 99 7 24 38 1 1
Fighter
Total 119 11 92 610 129 98 110 100 1 1 11 31
Transfers 18 2 4 (2) 6 31
Scrap and Other 101 11 90 610 129 98 110 96 3 1 5
Reconnaissance
Total 84 47 53 6 70 12 2 1
Transfers 1 1 1 5 1 1
Scrap and Other 83 46 52 6 70 7 1
Transports
Total 37 249 74 249 73 68 47 305 (33) 23 22 37
Transfers 17 12 25 241 46 68 47 305 (33) 23 22 37
Scrap and Other 20 237 49 8 27
Trainer
Total 8 4 50 4 (1) 2 5 5
Transfers 2 2 49 4 (1) 2 5
Scrap and Other 6 2 1
Communications
Total 6 5 30 217 80 22 195 144 149 103 187 109
Transfers 30 204 80 21 195 144 149 103 187 109
Scrap and Other 6 5 13 1
Total 348 303 311 1,610 483 748 449 678 127 138 225 179