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Releasing birds from planes

In order to get pigeons to where they were needed, sometimes they had to be released from airplanes. One method of accomplishing that was sending them out with parachutes – if released from too high an altitude or when going too fast, the birds would lose their feathers and not be able to fly.

Container for a pigeon to keep it safe during a parachute drop

Container for a pigeon to keep it safe during a parachute drop

Parachutes helped get the birds safely to the ground.

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