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So many lives saved, thanks to the work of pigeon's during the war's.

Some of the smallest heroes of World War II are sometimes described as “rats with wings.” At its peak, the Army Pigeon Service totals 150 officers, 3,000 enlisted men, and 54,000 pigeons. The winged messengers are credited with saving thousands of lives. Thirty-four pigeons receive the Dickin Medal, which honors the valor of dogs and pigeons in wartime.