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.




Saturday, January 14, 2017

Middle East Pigeon Service War Diary September 1943




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Catalog numbers:  WO169/11222  #088, #089




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

RAF parachutis' method for landing with pigeons, 1942


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Catalog numbers:  AIR23/1003  #00008, #00009, #00011




Tuesday, January 3, 2017

D-Day pigeons flying abilities hampered by too many days in containers




Pigeon in Rome by D. Truong



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Catalog numbers:  AIR2/5041  #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17






Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Plan to set up pigeon service in Greece, April 1944





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Catalog numbers:  WO169/16699    #50, #51, #52, #53, #54





Saturday, December 24, 2016

Middle East Pigeon Service reports on pigeons Mar.-Apr. 1944--establishment of 12-way link; 1500 pigeons sent to A.A.I.




Pigeon in Rome by D. Truong

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Catalog numbers:  WO169/16699  #40, #41, #43, #44








Sunday, December 18, 2016

Report on pigeons in Syria and Palestine, Nov. 1943





Pigeon in Rome by D. Truong

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Catalog numbers:  WO169/11222  #114, #115