Jul 19, 2010 11:00 AM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An exhibit opening Thursday at the National
World War II Museum in New Orleans features dogs, horses and other
animals used during the war.
"Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" showcases the species most
often brought into the war.
The first exhibit highlights the Coast Guard shore patrol, which
used 3,000 horses. German horses represent the European theater.
North Africa and the Mediterranean are represented by pigeons.
An oral history from Hiram Boone, a mule handler for the Army's
Mars Task Force, informs the China, Burma and India theater
And for the Pacific front, there are the dogs, including Smoky
the Yorkshire terrier, who pulled a telegraph wire through a pipe
that was 70 feet long and 8 inches wide.