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Pigeon (DD.43.T.139)


Served with the Australian Army Signal Corps.

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Awarded on: February 1947
"During a heavy tropical storm this bird was released from Army Boat 1402 which had foundered on Wadou Beach in the Huon Gulf. Homing 40 miles to Madang it brought a message which enabled a rescue ship to be sent in time to salvage the craft and its valuable cargo of stores and ammunition.
Dickin Medal