The Laté 298 was used by France, Germany, and Vichy France.
The Latécoère Laté 298 entered service with the French Navy in February 1939.
- Escadrilles: HB 1 (Commandant Teste), HB 2 (Commandant Teste), T1 (Berre), T2 (Cherbourg), T3, T4
World War II
At the start of World War II there were four Escadrilles that were equipped with the Latécoère Laté 298.
Battle of France
During the Battle of France the Laté 298s were used mostly as ground attackers. They were also used against the Italians in southern France and the Mediterranean.
The Majority of the Laté 298s were located on the Channel Coast. On May 21, 1940, they had to evacuate Boulogne.
On May 23, 1940, 18 Laté 298s were used to attack bridges in northern France with 1,102 lb / 500 kg bombs. Four were shot down.
By June 3, 1940, there were only 27 operational Laté 298s left.
On June 6, 1940, aircraft of Escadrilles T2 attacked German columns near Abbeville.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) had one unit equipped with the Laté 298s that were used in antisubmarine patrols.
The Free French used the Laté 298s from West Africa and the Mediterranean. Sometimes being used against U-boats.
Later the Laté 298s were used against Germany coastal installations.
After World War II
After World War II a few Laté 298s remained in service until 1951.