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Pigeon ­(DD.43.Q.879)


Served with the Australian Army Signal Corps.

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Awarded on: February 1947
“During an attack by Japanese on a US Marine patrol on Manus Island, pigeons were released to warn headquarters of an impending enemy counter-attack. Two were shot down but DD43 despite heavy fire directed at it reached HQ with the result that enemy concentrations were bombed and the patrol extricated.”
Dickin Medal