First manufactured in 1937, the Douglas B-18 Bolo was quickly outclassed by more advanced Axis designs. The B-18 was used as an anti-submarine aircraft to patrol the United States’ eastern coast, the Panama Canal, and Alaska but the main contingent of Pacific B-18s was virtually wiped out during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Currently, our Douglas B-18 Bolo is the oldest aircraft in the Wings’ collection.
This aircraft has an audio tour associated with it! Inquire at the museum’s front desk during your next visit.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum features more than 50 aircraft and space vehicles. Visit us to see the full collection.
Check out our Behind the Wings episode and infographic below dedicated to the Douglas B-18 Bolo. Click here to view the full episode collection.