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The World War II Photo of the Week
for 7 July 2003


HOMING PIGEONS

Winged Messengers ...

   Above, the sergeant in charge of U.S. Army Signal Corps homing pigeons at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey releases his feathered minions from their basket for their daily practice flight. Below, a handler demonstrates how a message is removed from the metallic capsule affixed to the pigeon's foot. Wide World News photos dated February 8 and 10, 1940, respectively.

HOMING PIGEON

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