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Discussion in 'Non Parrot Media' started by bikergirl Carol, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. bikergirl Carol

    bikergirl Carol Regular Member

    just found this

    71 years ago this month, this brave little pigeon was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for his actions and bravery during the Second World War.

    GI Joe saved hundreds of lives by delivering a message that allied forces had captured a village in Italy, avoiding soldiers being bombed by their own planes.

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  2. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    GI Joe
    Pigeon – USA43SC6390
    Date of Award: August 1946
    “This bird is credited with making the most outstanding flight by a USA Army Pigeon in World War II. Making the 20 mile flight from British 10th Army HQ, in the same number of minutes, it brought a message which arrived just in time to save the lives of at least 100 Allied soldiers from being bombed by their own planes.”
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  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    There were a few others awarded the medal during this month too :)

    Pigeon – NURP.38.BPC.6.
    Date of Award: August 1946
    “For three outstanding flights from France while serving with the Special Section, Army Pigeon Service, 11 July 1941, 9 September 1941, and 29 November 1941.”

    Pigeon – NURP.37.CEN.335
    Date of Award: August 1946
    “For carrying out a special task involving a flight of 480 miles from Northern Denmark while serving with the Special Section Army Pigeon Service in July 1942.”

    Pigeon – NU.41.HQ.4373
    Date of Award: August 1945
    “For delivering a message from a force-landed bomber, while in a state of complete collapse and under exceptionally bad weather conditions, while serving with the RAF in 1942.”

    And lots of more than well deserving animal innocents on all sides that were sent into things they shouldn't have been but humans wished them to be. :emoji_broken_heart:
    Hence each time I choose a poppy it's the one that was adopted for the animals it's the purple poppy.
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