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Finding aid of the Gordon H. Hayes Collection of Materials on the U.S. Army 209th Signal Pigeon Company
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Box 1: Materials on World War II

folder 1.1

Articles on Gordon Hayes and audio tape interview, 1990-1999

folder 1.2

Gordon Hayes military papers, 1946-1946

folder 1.3

Book "Pigeons That Went to War" by Gordon Hayes, 1981

folder 1.4

Correspondence on BBC production "Inside Story: Animals at War," 1999

folder 1.5

Signal Pigeon Company rosters, 1944

folder 1.6

Documents on pigeon training, Camp Young California Desert Training

folder 1.7-8

History of the Fourth Pigeon Platoon From the 280th Signal Pigeon Company

folder 1.9

Pigeon training manuals and memoranda, 1944-1945

folder 1.10

Military documents and orders, many regarding the 6681st Signal Pigeon Company, 1942-1945

folder 1.11

Newsletters on pigeon training and the 6681st Signal Pigeon Company, 1942-1945

folder 1.12

Press bulletins, 1943

folder 1.13

Messages carried by pigeons in World War II

folder 1.14

Pigeon certificates of service

folder 1.15

Documents on individual pigeons

folder 1.16

World Waw II sign: "Registered Homing Pigeon Loft with the U.S. Army; Pigeon Reserve Signal Corps-These Homing Pigeons Protected by Federal Laws"

folder 1.17

Documents of German propaganda

folder 1.18

Stratton Membership card for Pigeon Society of Casablanca, Morocco


Box 2: Memorabilia and Non-World War II Pigeon history


Box 3: Photographs. Over 200 images, including many of pigeon use and training during World War II.


Box 4: Photographs, negatives, and miscellaneous documents on pigeon use and training during World War II.