Taken from Wikipedia:
"The control system involved a lens at the front of the missile projecting an image of the target to a screen inside, while a pigeon trained (by operant conditioning) to recognize the target pecked at it. As long as the pecks remained in the center of the screen, the missile would fly straight, but pecks off-center would cause the screen to tilt, which would then, via a connection to the missile's flight controls, cause the missile to change course."
B. F. Skinner started the project, and he actually had some success, but the military never really took it seriously. From 1948 to 1953 the Navy revived it as 'Project Orcon'.
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
Right, back from dinner and appropriately drunk, I begin my search for a cryptic image for you gentlemen to feast your sensory apparatus upon. I will return presently.
And I have just finished Antony Beevor's Crete book, were these tanks the one's that counter attacked at the airfield? Fantastic little chapter in the war. A shame the British troops were so badly disposed, we could have probably defended the island successfully with what was available.
OK. This chap has a couple of interesting pieces of information attached to him. Who is he and what are they? I left his shoulders in the pic for some clues .
I am afraid not Rob, correct rank though.
Lt, gen Lesley J. McNair
McNair; just like Frank Maxwell Andrews and Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., all lieutenant generals at the time of their deaths.
And being the highest-ranking Americans to be killed in World War 2.
ps thanks franz1944!
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!