The Postal Service will commemorate the USS Missouri (BB-63), America’s last battleship, with the issuance of a postage stamp in 2019, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Missouri’s commissioning on June 11, 1944. The stamp art depicts Missouri in the camouflage pattern she wore from her commissioning until a refit in early 1945.
The Missouri earned 11 battle stars and numerous combat awards and citations during her 16 years of active service, which included World War II, the Korean War and Operation Desert Storm. She played a momentous role when she hosted the ceremony marking Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II. She is now a museum ship at Pearl Harbor.