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