1992 29¢ Marines Land on Guadalcanal
1942: Into the Battle
World War II Souvenir Sheet
Issue Date: August 17, 1992
City: Indianapolis, IN
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
In 1992 the Postal Service issued its second commemorative sheet marking the 50th anniversary of World War II. Following the chronology of the war, the 10 stamps recall key events that took place in America's second year as a participant in the war.
A map entitled "1942: Into the Battle" uses text, arrows, and color shading to pinpoint the war's theaters of operations and historical World War II events, such as the Battle of Midway, the landing of Allied troops in North Africa, and the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Three more sheets appeared in the upcoming years to correspond with the war years of 1943 through 1945.