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The Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bomber served with the United States Army Air Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force (as the Douglas Digby) during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The Bolo was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company, based on its DC-2 and was developed to replace the Martin B-10.

By 1940 it was considered to be underpowered, to have inadequate defensive armament and carried too small a bomb load. Many were destroyed during the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines in December 1941.

In 1942 the B-18 survivors were relegated to antisubmarine or transport duty. A B-18 was one of the first American aircraft to sink a German U-Boat, the U-654 on August 22nd, 1942 in the Caribbean.

Below is a list of surviving airframes.

37-0022  (?-72)
37-0029  (D-08)
37-0469  (D-08)
37-0505  (R-08)
  37-0528  (?-70)
37-0561  (C-72)
37-0624  (?-70)
38-0593  (D-08)
  39-0025  (D-08)
XB-LUN  (C-72)
XB-LUO  (C-72)


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