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Scott Field Signal Corps personnel maintained a pigeon coop, which was used for communications as later decades would use the radio. Homing pigeons were commonly used in a war time environment due to their exceptional skill in being able to return back to their home coop. They would carry messages in a canister on their leg, sometimes accomplishing dozens of missions, while at risk of being shot out of the sky by enemy soldiers.


Scott through the Years

Scott Field Signal Corps personnel maintained a pigeon coop, which was used for communications as later decades would use the radio. Homing pigeons were commonly used in a war time environment due to their exceptional skill in being able to return back to their home coop. They would carry messages in a canister on their leg, sometimes accomplishing dozens of missions, while at risk of being shot out of the sky by enemy soldiers.

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