U.S WW2 Airborne Signal Corp pigeon carrier basket

500,00

1 in stock

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One of a kind and only few seen so far, WW2 signal corps pigeon carrier basket.
The basket would fit 8 pigeons and could be dropped out of a plane with a attached parachute.

Markings as still visable,

Comes without the pigeon 🙂

8 BIRD CONTAINER
PART OF PARACHUTE EQUIPMENT
PQ (101/GH)

 

The army developed a special cage and parachute for dropping pigeons from aircraft to supply isolated troops with a means of communication.
The device was also used to drop thousands of pigeons over the countryside during the June 1944 Normandy Invasion.
French civilians were asked to send back detailed information about German installations and troop movements.

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