Almost all Axis and Allied armies used carrier pigeons during WWII. They are one of the oldest methods of long distance communication. The pigeons used during the war were drafted and given from racing pigeon groups around the United States. The loft seen here could be set up quickly allowing for fr
Pigeons have been used to carry messages since the Greeks. The British Army had Pigeons bringing back messages from the front line. At various periods during the war there were over 20,000 pigeons and 370 pigeoneers in the war zone. Very often pigeons were the sole means of communication.