Stamp to honor WWII battleship where Japan surrendered

  • This undated photo provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri. The U.S. Postal Service will issue the stamp honoring the USS Missouri that was the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay. The Postal Service says that the commemorative Forever stamp will be issued on June 11, 2019, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of her commissioning. (U.S. Postal Service via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.

The USPS says that the commemorative Forever stamp will be issued June 11 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Missouri’s commissioning. A first-day-of-issue ceremony is planned for that day at the Pearl Harbor memorial, where a section of the ship is being repaired as part of a $3 million restoration project to address rust and other deterioration.

The stamp shows the battleship, which was affectionately nicknamed “Mighty Mo,” cutting through the water with clouds looming in the background. Designed by art director Greg Breeding, the stamp features a digital illustration created by Dan Cosgrove.

ADVERTISING


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.