Philippines information request

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    Gentlemen, i'm in need of some information about aircraft used in the Philippines Campaign ( 20 October 1944 – 2 September 1945 ) .

    The information that i need is What aircraft where involved in the campaign on both sides.
    Please give me any information you have regarding Plane types and the aproximate numbers of those types used in the campaign.

    Many thanx in advance i really need this info :p
     
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    Couple of documents located here on the philippines if you havent found it yet.

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/technical/pacific-china-documents-15584.html
     
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    From the allied side:
    USAAF:
    5th Air Force
    Bomber squadrons:
    16 squadrons (4 Groups) of B-24 Liberators
    8 sqns. of B-25 Mitchells
    12 Sqns of A-20 Havocs
    Fighter squadrons:
    9 sqns (3 groups) of P-38 Lightnings
    10 sqns (3 groups) of P-47 Thunderbolts, 6 of them converted to P-51 Mustangs in early 1945

    13th Air Force
    9 squadrons (2 Groups) of B-24 Liberators
    5 sqns. (1 group) of B-25 Mitchells
    6 sqns (2 groups) of P-38 Lightnings

    plus Transports (C-47 and C-46) and recce (F-5, F-6, F-7)

    Marines:
    from late 1944-early 1945
    about 15 squadrons of F4U Corsairs and SBD Dauntlesses

    Navy, embarked:
    on fast carriers:
    F6F Hellcats
    F4U Corsairs (from 1945)
    SB2C Helldivers
    TBM Avengers

    on escort carriers:
    F6F Hellcats (only 3 carriers)
    FM Wildcats (all other)
    TBM Avengers (all carriers)

    Navy, land/sea based:
    PB4Y Liberators
    PV Venturas
    PBY Catalinas
    PBM Mariners

    HTH
    Max
     
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