Sunday, May 23, 2021

Douglas Digby

Twenty Douglas Digbys served on the east coast with the RCAF as anti submarine patrol aircraft. During Canadian service, eleven attacks on submarines resulted in the sinking of one, the U-520 east of Nfld.
The Digby- known as the B-18 Bolo in the US- was a development of the DC-2.  Despite entering service in 1937 as a heavy bomber, it was already obsolete by the beginning of the war, finding use as a patrol craft till they were mostly replaced in 1943.

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