D-Day Pigeon Found 68 Years Later by Amy Posted on 2 November 2012 A homeowner in Surrey, England discovered a bird skeleton in his fireplace during renovations. The skeleton of hero war pigeon 40TW194 still carried its coded message, which experts are trying to break. Share the birds, share the love! Tweet This entry was posted in Aside, Offbeat, Pigeons!. Bookmark the permalink.