Wehrmacht Day

Third Reich Postage Stamps

On 21 March 1943, the Third Reich issued this series to commemorate Wehrmacht Day (Armed Forces Day).

The “x” values have vertical gum rippling, while the “y” values have horizontal gum rippling.

The stamps of this series depict:

  • 3+2 Pf — Type VIIA U-boat
  • 4+3 Pf — SS machine gun team
  • 5+4 Pf — motorcycle troops
  • 6+9 Pf — Signal Corps
  • 8+7 Pf — engineers
  • 12+8 Pf — assault infantry
  • 15+10 Pf — artillery
  • 20+14 Pf — light anti-aircraft gun
  • 25+15 Pf — Junkers Ju-87
  • 30+30 Pf — paratroopers
  • 40+40 Pf — self-propelled assault gun
  • 50+50 Pf — E-boat