World War II 70th Anniversary Mint Sheet
This mint sheet from the Marshall Islands commemorates ten important events from World War II in 1943.
Tenth Fleet: Overcoming the U Boat Menace
The Allies eventually thwarted Germany’s “Wolf Packs” after losing more than 600 ships.
U.S. Medical Service Saving Lines on the Front Lines
The courageous efforts of the U.S. medical personnel saved countless lives.
Allies Invade Sicily
U.S. and British forces raided Sicily from five beaches along its southern coast.
Strategic Low-Level Attack on German Oil Supply
Germany’s war machine required huge amounts of fuel. A massive Allied air strike bombarded Ploesti’s refineries and oil tanks.
V-Mail: Letters from Around the Globe
Through v-mail, U.S. soldiers were photographically reduced to film.
Allied Forces Land at Salerno
In September 1943, the Allied invasion of Italy began with the landing at Salerno.
Back the Attack
The U.S. government enlisted the aid of those on the Homefront through the sale of war bonds and stamps.
Willie and Joe
Two iconic, humorous characters were created who did a lot of griping but still got the job done.
During the war, a Gold Star hung in the window of every American home with a family member who had died in war service.
U.S. Marines Land on Tarawa Atoll
One of the regions smallest islands was one of the bloodiest of the entire Pacific campaign.
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