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The American bomber arm excelled to new heights by the end of the war in 1945 - resulting in larger, pressurized designs carrying remote-operated guns and heavier bomb loads.

There are a total of [ 84 ] WW2 U.S. Bomber Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Light-, medium-, and heavy-class bombers are all included in this list as are developmental and proposed designs appearing during the war years (1939-1945).




1
Picture of the Beech AT-11 Kansan
National Flag Graphic
1937
Beech AT-11 Kansan
Bomber and Gunnery Trainer Aircraft
2
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
3
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
4
Picture of the Boeing Model 398
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing Model 398
Carrierbased Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Proposal
5
Picture of the Boeing XAT-15 (Crewmaker)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Boeing XAT-15 (Crewmaker)
Bomber-Crew Trainer Aircraft
6
Picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
7
Picture of the Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
8
Picture of the Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
9
Picture of the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
National Flag Graphic
1941
Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
Carrierborne Scout Bomber Aircraft
10
Picture of the Brewster XA-32
National Flag Graphic
1943
Brewster XA-32
Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
11
Picture of the Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
National Flag Graphic
1941
Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
Carrier-Based Dive Bomber
12
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
13
Picture of the CAC Wirraway
National Flag Graphic
1939
CAC Wirraway
Multirole / Trainer Aircraft
14
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
National Flag Graphic
1941
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
15
Picture of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator
National Flag Graphic
1945
Consolidated B-32 Dominator
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
16
Picture of the Consolidated LB-25 (series)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Consolidated LB-25 (series)
Heavy Bomber Design Study / Proposal
17
Picture of the Consolidated LB-26 (Medium Liberator)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Consolidated LB-26 (Medium Liberator)
Medium Bomber Proposal
18
Picture of the Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
National Flag Graphic
1940
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
19
Picture of the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
National Flag Graphic
1943
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
20
Picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
National Flag Graphic
1936
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
21
Picture of the Consolidated Vultee TBY Sea Wolf
National Flag Graphic
1944
Consolidated Vultee TBY Sea Wolf
Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
22
Picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
National Flag Graphic
1949
CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
23
Picture of the CONVAIR XB-46
National Flag Graphic
1947
CONVAIR XB-46
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
24
Picture of the Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
National Flag Graphic
1933
Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
Single-Engine, Twin_Seat Strike Aircraft
25
Picture of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
National Flag Graphic
1943
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Carrierborne Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
26
Picture of the Curtiss SBC Helldiver
National Flag Graphic
1938
Curtiss SBC Helldiver
Naval Dive Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
27
Picture of the Curtiss SOC Seagull
National Flag Graphic
1935
Curtiss SOC Seagull
Scout / Artillery Spotting Recoverable Biplane Floatplane
28
Picture of the Curtiss XA-40
National Flag Graphic
1943
Curtiss XA-40
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Light Bomber Proposal
29
Picture of the Curtiss XBTC (Model 96)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Curtiss XBTC (Model 96)
Carrierborne Torpedo / Dive Bomber Prototype
30
Picture of the Curtiss-Wright P-241
National Flag Graphic
1939
Curtiss-Wright P-241
Attack Aircraft / Light Bomber Proposal
31
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
National Flag Graphic
1942
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
32
Picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
33
Picture of the Douglas A-24 Banshee
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas A-24 Banshee
Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
34
Picture of the Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber / Heavy Attack Aircraft
35
Picture of the Douglas B-18 Bolo
National Flag Graphic
1936
Douglas B-18 Bolo
Medium Bomber Aircraft
36
Picture of the Douglas B-23 Dragon
National Flag Graphic
1939
Douglas B-23 Dragon
Medium Bomber / Maritime Patrol / Crew Trainer Aircraft
37
Picture of the Douglas BTD Destroyer
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas BTD Destroyer
Torpedo / Dive Bomber Aircraft
38
Picture of the Douglas Model 423
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas Model 423
Heavy Bomber Design Proposal
39
Picture of the Douglas SBD Dauntless
National Flag Graphic
1938
Douglas SBD Dauntless
Carrierborne Dive Bomber Aircraft
40
Picture of the Douglas TBD Devastator
National Flag Graphic
1937
Douglas TBD Devastator
Navy Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
41
Picture of the Douglas VTB (SD-114-6)
National Flag Graphic
1939
Douglas VTB (SD-114-6)
Carrierborne Attack Aircraft Proposal
42
Picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
43
Picture of the Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
Super-Heavy Bomber Aircraft Design Proposal
44
Picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft
45
Picture of the Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
National Flag Graphic
1945
Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
Prototype Heavy Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
46
Picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
National Flag Graphic
1942
Grumman TBF Avenger
Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
47
Picture of the Grumman XTB2F-1 (G-55)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Grumman XTB2F-1 (G-55)
Twin-Engine Carrierborne Navy Bomber Aircraft
48
Picture of the Grumman XTSF-1 (G-66)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Grumman XTSF-1 (G-66)
Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Carrierborne Torpedo Bomber Proposal
49
Picture of the Heinkel He 111
National Flag Graphic
1935
Heinkel He 111
Medium Bomber Aircraft
50
Picture of the Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance Prototype
51
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
National Flag Graphic
1932
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
52
Picture of the Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
Dive Bomber / Close Air Support (CAS) Attack Aircraft
53
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings Model 47 (Squirt)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Kaiser-Fleetwings Model 47 (Squirt)
Carrierborne Mixed-Propulsion Attack Aircraft Proposal
54
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
Prototype Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
55
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
National Flag Graphic
1938
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
56
Picture of the Lockheed Hudson
National Flag Graphic
1939
Lockheed Hudson
Twin-Engine Multirole Aircraft
57
Picture of the Lockheed L-137 (Model 8)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Lockheed L-137 (Model 8)
Strategic Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
58
Picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
National Flag Graphic
1942
Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
59
Picture of the Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
60
Picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin B-26 Marauder
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
61
Picture of the Martin Baltimore
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin Baltimore
Light / Medium Bomber Aircraft
62
Picture of the Martin JRM Mars
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin JRM Mars
Flying Boat Aircraft
63
Picture of the Martin Model 174
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin Model 174
Light Bomber / Attack Aircraft Proposal
64
Picture of the Martin Model 179
National Flag Graphic
1939
Martin Model 179
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Proposal
65
Picture of the Martin Model 194
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin Model 194
Four-Engined, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
66
Picture of the Martin Model 201
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin Model 201
Tactical Attack Aircraft Proposal
67
Picture of the Martin PBM Mariner
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin PBM Mariner
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
68
Picture of the Martin XB-27 (Model 182)
National Flag Graphic
1939
Martin XB-27 (Model 182)
High-Altitude Medium Bomber Proposal
69
Picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder (Model 189)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Martin XB-33 Super Marauder (Model 189)
Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
70
Picture of the Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
Navy Land-Based Medium Bomber Aircraft
71
Picture of the North American A-36 Mustang
National Flag Graphic
1943
North American A-36 Mustang
Ground Attack Aircraft / Dive Bomber Aircraft
72
Picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
National Flag Graphic
1941
North American B-25 Mitchell
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
73
Picture of the North American NA-116
National Flag Graphic
1943
North American NA-116
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Proposal
74
Picture of the North American NA-40
National Flag Graphic
1939
North American NA-40
Attack Aircraft / Light Bomber Prototype
75
Picture of the North American P-64 (NA-50/NA-68)
National Flag Graphic
1940
North American P-64 (NA-50/NA-68)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter / Trainer
76
Picture of the North American XB-28 (Dragon)
National Flag Graphic
1942
North American XB-28 (Dragon)
High-Altitude, Medium Fast Bomber Prototype
77
Picture of the Northrop A-17 (Nomad)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Northrop A-17 (Nomad)
Gound-Attack Monoplane Aircraft
78
Picture of the Northrop Delta
National Flag Graphic
1933
Northrop Delta
Single-Engine Monoplane Airliner
79
Picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
National Flag Graphic
1946
Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
80
Picture of the Vought SB2U Vindicator
National Flag Graphic
1937
Vought SB2U Vindicator
Dive Bomber Aircraft
81
Picture of the Vought VS-302
National Flag Graphic
1939
Vought VS-302
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Proposal
82
Picture of the Vought VS-319
National Flag Graphic
1941
Vought VS-319
Carrierborne Attack Aircraft Proposal
83
Picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance
National Flag Graphic
1941
Vultee A-35 Vengeance
Dive Bomber Aircraft
84
Picture of the Vultee XA-41
National Flag Graphic
1944
Vultee XA-41
Dive Bomber / Low-Level Attack Aircraft
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