The U.S. Army Signal Corps Pigeon program was established in 1917, in France, by General George Patton. At the conclusion of World War I, the program was established at what would become Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and continued there until the program was disbanded in 1957. Hero pigeons valiantly served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.


Short histories covering the Pigeon Service, the Pigeon Service in World War I, and specific Pigeon Companies.

History of 828th pigeon company
History of Pigeon Service
History of Pigeons in WWI
History of the 281st Signal Pigeon Company c1945


Overview of the U.S. Army Signal Corps’ Pigeon Program, including hero pigeons.

U.S. Army Signal Corps Homing Pigeon Program Overview