Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Peerless Pilot, homing pigeon

Photo of a celebrated naval homing pigeon
Title: Peerless Pilot, homing pigeon
Caption: Homing pigeons played an essential role in Allied communication during World War I. This photograph features "Peerless Pilot" one of the most celebrated naval messengers. Beginning at only 15 months old, Peerless delivered nearly 200 messages during the last year of the war.
Catalog #: NH 153-A
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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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