Friday, February 24, 2017

PIgeons were primary means of communication for S.A.S., 1944


Pigeon in Rome by D. Truong

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Catalog numbers:  AIR2/5041  #47, #48



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Report on use of pigeons by 8th Army, 1944



Pigeons in Rome by D. Truong


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Catalog number:  WO169/16699  #120


Accomplishments by RAF pigeons, 1942-44


Pigeon in Rome by D. Truong



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Catalog number:  WO169/16699  #108


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Training pigeons for 2-way pigeon service aka Boomerang 1944



Pigeon in Rome by D. Truong

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Catalog numbers WO169/16699  #98, #99, #100




Saturday, February 4, 2017

Report on Indian Pigeon Service, July 1944




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Catalog numbers:  WO169/16699  #75, #83, #84, #85, #86, #87, #88, #89, #90, #91, #92







Saturday, January 28, 2017

Problems faced by pigeons who flew as part of the D-Day invasion



Pigeon in Rome by D. Truong

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Catalog numbers:  AIR2/5041  #60, #61, #62, #63, #64, #65, #66, #67, #68, #69, #70








Wednesday, January 18, 2017

236 Operational messages delivered by Middle East Pigeon Service pigeons in October 1943



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Catalog numbers:  WO169/11222   #88, #93, #109, #110

Below are a 2 page report on the use of pigeons in Cyprus, Palestine, and Malta in October 1943 and a 1 page report on the use of pigeons in Sicily in September 1943 from the Middle East Pigeon Service War Diary.