Fighting the U-boats

Aircraft & Air Forces

A Mosquito B Mk. IV

These pages will contain information on the air forces and the aircraft in the war against the U-boats. 249 U-boats were sunk by aircraft alone (including carrier-based aircraft) and 37 more were sunk by aircraft and ships together.

43 additional U-boats were bombed in port and 12 were lost to aerial mines. More on U-boat fates by cause here.

Air Forces

The collective group of allied air forces who together forces the U-boats to eventually stay submerged.

Aircraft types

This page contains list of all major aircraft types who fought against the U-boats.

I've compiled a list of the more than 120 Allied aircraft lost to U-boats.