Natural Flight, General, Birds; Pigeons (Homing Pigeons, Carrier Pigeons). [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

Cher Ami, heroic American homing pigeon of World War I, wounded while carrying a message from the "Lost Battalion" of the 77th Infantry Division. Awarded several decorations, including the Croix de Guerre; after death, the pigeon was mounted and displayed in the National Museum (the current Arts and Industries Museum) and is now in storage at the National Museum of American History.

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Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • World War, 1914-1918

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-00186191