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Arctic Experiment

The only information on this series of photos is the year, 1949, and the label “Arctic Experiment.”

Image # 3413-A

I wish there were more labels on a set like this! Pigeons are not arctic creatures, and I’m curious how they were able to keep warm.

Image # 3413-B

The US Army had pigeons and dogs work in teams before, and it would be great to know if that was tried in this cold weather location.

Image # 3413-E

For bibliography purposes, these images can be cited:

Image #—, “US Army Photo collection, C-E Museum Acquisition” from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

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