Wehrmacht Day

Third Reich Postage Stamps

On 11 March 1944, the Third Reich issued this series to commemorate Wehrmacht Day (Armed Forces Day).

The stamps of this series depict:

  • 3+2 Pf — assault boat
  • 4+3 Pf — Kettenkrad
  • 5+3 Pf — paratroopers
  • 6+4 Pf — U-boat commander
  • 8+4 Pf — SS mortar team
  • 10+5 Pf — searchlight
  • 12+6 Pf — machine gun team
  • 15+10 Pf — tank destroyer
  • 16+10 Pf — E-boat
  • 20+10 Pf — Arado Ar-196
  • 24+10 Pf — railroad gun
  • 25+15 Pf — Nebelwerfer
  • 30+20 Pf — mountain infantryman

The “x” denotes vertical gum rippling, and the “y” denotes horizontal gum rippling.