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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