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Re: WW2 Naval patrol bombers carry pigeons
many RAF bombers carried pigeons , especially on long overwater flights.200,000 pigeons were used by British forces! 86% success rate, 32 Pigeons were awarded the DICKEN MEDAL THE ANIMAL VC!
a RAF bomber ditched, they released the the pigeons they had, only one bird had a position note and it was never seen again, the other returned to it roost,,using time and speed a rough position calculation was made to aid the search,, the crew was rescued from their inflatable rafts,,,
Met a gent who says his dad served on USN patrol a/c from North Africa and they had pigeons on board.
Is this true?
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