WW2 USAAF Pigeon Carrier with message containers
This is an original WW2 Carrier Pigeon box used by US forces throughout WW2. Some were even used aboard aircraft. This box has not been restored and has been left in its original found condition. As ca be seen in the photos the metal on the hinges and handles has started to rust but there is no evidence of woodworm in the box. Externally the box is marked PG-104CB which indicates this box was designed to carry 4 birds. Instructions as to its use can be found under the lid once it is opened.
More importantly, this box also comes with 2 PG-67 leg canisters which would have contained the message which was strapped to the pigeons leg. These canisters are extremely rare and hard to find and sell individually for £40+
This is a fantastic authentic item suitable for a museum display or collector/re enactor
Dimensions: 13 ½ L, 7 ½ W, 15 ¼ H Wt. 7 pounds
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