Aeroplane Monthly 1980-03
Personal album
USAAF Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 232083 was diverted to Digby after a daylight raid over Europe. An enormous tally of missions and an indiscernible name adorn its nose.
Another USAAF type, Douglas C-47A Skytrain 292718, displays its large rear door. This was yet another Digby visitor, and came from a batch of 171 with constructor's numbers 12328-12498.
Douglas Dakota KK134 was with 247 Squadron, RAF Transport Command, when seen at RAAF Station Camden, NSW, Australia, prior to departure for the UK in April 1946.
The anonymous RAF Dakota was serving as a VIP transport when photographed at RAAF Station Camden, NSW, in February 1946.
The de Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito in 2nd TAF Markings, has had all but the last digit of its serial (a '3') obscured by the invasion stripes. Note the underwing drop tanks.
A P51D Mustang long range escort fighter of the USAAF, 413630, visiting Digby. The name “Rebel”, painted beneath the exhaust stacks, is visible on the original print. Note invasion stripes.
Built by The Austin Motor Co, Avro 683 Lancaster B.VII NX682 was photographed at RAF Station Heliopolis, Egypt, on February 17, 1947. The H2S radar bulge is visible behind the open bomb doors.
One of many visitors to Digby during 1944-5 was this Air-Sea Rescue Supermarine Walrus, HD908 BA-D of 277 Squadron. This was one of 34 from a batch of 100 Walrus II’s built by Saunders-Roe that were transferred from the Royal Navy.
Avro 652A Anson C.XII PH639 is believed to have served as a communications aircraft with 116 Squadron at Digby.
Tiger Moth II T7694 was RCAF Digby's station hack.
The United States Army Air Force Piper Cub 666 bears shark’s teeth markings on the engine cowling and an impression of Popeye’s nephew, Swee’Pea, beneath the cockpit. The significance of the inscription “AH-OY” is not known. In the background is the hangar used by 116 Squadron and the RCAF target tug unit.