3¢ General George S. Patton
Issue Date: November 11, 1953
City: Fort Knox, KY
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 x 10½
Color: Blue violet
U.S. #1026 honors General George S. Patton, Jr., and the Armored Forces of the U.S. Army. The stamp pictures General Patton along with two tanks that bear his name.
George S. Patton, Jr. (1885-1945)
World War II General
Nicknamed “Old Blood and Guts,” Patton was one of the most successful and colorful generals of World War II. Patton was a key leader in the Allied invasion of Africa, and in the victories in France and Germany. Today, the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor is located in Fort Knox, Kentucky, known as the “Home of Armor.” The Patton Museum is one of the largest in the U.S. Army Museum System.