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BY KERRY LEARY

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A long lost message was found in England more than 70 years after it was created... and it wasn’t a message in a bottle. It was a carrier pigeon-- believed to be sent around D-Day. The discovery was made when a couple was restoring its chimney.

About three handfuls of rubbish later, down came the leg with the red capsule on with a message inside. We were, unbelievable, unbelievable.”

According to ITV, the National Pigeon Service had a team of birds that was dropped behind enemy lines from bombers. Then, the pigeons were released from fighters with top secret messages.

“Experts believe it would have been dispatched from Nazi-occupied France on June 6th, 1944, the day of the D-Day invasions. It would have been bound for Bletchley Park, but must have been blown off course or, exhausted from a long flight over the channel, become disorientated and lost before collapsing.”

This particular pigeon message is written entirely in code. The Daily Mail reports:

“The message contains 27 codes, each made up of combinations of five numbers and letters, and was sent to X02 at 16.25. The destination X02 is believed to be the secret code for Bomber Command...”

Experts are trying to decode the message and some believe the message could provide a unique insight into the war.  

WWII Carrier Pigeon Message Discovered in Chimney

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Nov 1, 2012

WWII Carrier Pigeon Message Discovered in Chimney

(Image source: SWNS)

BY KERRY LEARY

ANCHOR LOGAN TITTLE


A long lost message was found in England more than 70 years after it was created... and it wasn’t a message in a bottle. It was a carrier pigeon-- believed to be sent around D-Day. The discovery was made when a couple was restoring its chimney.

About three handfuls of rubbish later, down came the leg with the red capsule on with a message inside. We were, unbelievable, unbelievable.”

According to ITV, the National Pigeon Service had a team of birds that was dropped behind enemy lines from bombers. Then, the pigeons were released from fighters with top secret messages.

“Experts believe it would have been dispatched from Nazi-occupied France on June 6th, 1944, the day of the D-Day invasions. It would have been bound for Bletchley Park, but must have been blown off course or, exhausted from a long flight over the channel, become disorientated and lost before collapsing.”

This particular pigeon message is written entirely in code. The Daily Mail reports:

“The message contains 27 codes, each made up of combinations of five numbers and letters, and was sent to X02 at 16.25. The destination X02 is believed to be the secret code for Bomber Command...”

Experts are trying to decode the message and some believe the message could provide a unique insight into the war.  

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