PIGEONS IN WAR ~ MILITARY SERVICE

This page is devoted to pigeons in military service. You'll find books and vintage magazines.

 

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Updated:  July 14, 2017

PIGEONS IN WORLD WAR II: The Official Records of the Performances of Racing Pigeons with the Armed Forces, edited by major W.H. Osman, 1950 First Edition, soft cover, 146 pages, 7.25 by 4.875 inches, condition id good......$75.00 sold

PIGEONS IN TWO WORLD WARS, 1976, hard cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 195 pages, 8.75 by 5.75 inches, condition is very good/excellent................$75.00 sold

They Had No Choice; RACING PIGEONS AT WAR, 2002, soft cover, illustrated, 288 pages, 9.75 by 6.75 inches, condition is like new..$100.00 sold

THE PIGEONEER; US ARMY TRAINING MANUAL, 1925 Reprint, Pertains to World War I, soft cover, 131 pages, 9 by 5.75 inches, collector paid $75.00 for this on Sept 7, 1998 (receipt included), condition is new......RARE....$100.00  sold

HOMING PIGEON/SIGNAL CORPS COLLECTION ~ WORLD WAR II. 

Collection includes:

1. The Homing Pigeon/War Dept Tech Manual, Jan 1945, soft cover, illustrated, 82 pages, 8.5 by 5.25 inches.

2. Signal Pigeon Company/War Dept Field Manual, Sept 1944, soft cover, illustrated, 31 pages.

3. US Army Issued Pigeon Accessories of WW II, phamplet

4. Booklet: Pigeon Communications, War Dept, 1944, 5 by 4 inches

5. Newsletter: Pigeon Droppings from WW II, 6 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches on US Army Pigeons, Threat of Nazi Pigeons and review of pigeons in Army service.

All five items in this collection are in excellent condition........................................$75.00 sold

COURAGEOUS COURIERS by Jerome Pratt, Lieutenant Colonel, USA, 1977 soft cover, illustrated, 136 pages, 9 by 6 inches, book is in very good condition....................................$75.00

 

Pigeon Heroes: Birds of War and Messengers of Peace. 2nd Printing.  Marion B. Cothren, 1944. New York: Coward McCann, Inc. hard cover, no dust jacket, 47 pages. 22 illust.  fantastic wartime photos, Rare book, hardcover, gift dedication on title page,  very good+ condition...........$80.00

Pigeon Heroes: Birds of War and Messaengers of Peace. First Edition.  Marion B. Cothren, 1944. New York: Coward McCann, Inc. hard cover, no dust jacket, 47 pages. 22 illust.  Rare book, hardcover, x-library book, average/fair condition.................$25.00 sold

CHANCO: A U.S. ARMY HOMING PIGEON by Helen Orr Watson, 1938 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 163 pages, 9.5 by 6.5 inches, condition is very good..........................$75.00

CHERI AMI: THE STORY OF A CARRIER PIGEONS by Marion B. Cothren, 1934 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust cover, aimed at youth readers, 84 pages, 7.75 by 5 inches, gift dedication on title page, book is very good condition. Lost Battalion, a hero of the World War, immortalized in the National Museum in Washington. A straightforward account of his early training in an English loft, and of the life with the American Expeditionary forces, where he won international fame.....................$70.00 sold

AIRLIFT 1870: THE BALLOON AND PIGEON POST IN THE SIEGE OF PARIS by John Fisher, 1965 First Edition, hard cover, w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 166 pages, 8.875 by 5.75 inches, in very good condition.................Copy #2.............$25.00

FEATHERED HEROES:PIGEONS FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO NOW, Walter Harter, 1968 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust jacket and plastic cover, 127 pages, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, in very good/excellent condition......$40.00

THE WAR ANIMALS: THE TRAINING AND USE OF ANIMALS AS WEAPONS OF WAR, Robert E. Lublow, 1977 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust jacket and platic cover, 255 pages, pages 1- 102 on pigeons, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, x-library, in good condition.......................$25.00  

PIGEON TO PACKHORSE: The Illustrated Story of Animals in Army Communications by Alan Harfield, 1989, hardcover w/dust jacket, 114 pages, 8.5 by 6 inches, in excellent/new condition COPY #2..........................$20.00  sold

TECHNICAL MANUAL ~ THE HOMING PIGEON, War Department, 1936 soft cover, 72 pages, 8.5 by 5.5 inches, very good+ condition.....$25.00 sold