ISLE OF MAN D-DAY issues 2019

About D-Day 75
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Isle of Man Post Office is privileged to issue a new set of stamps, a dedicated collection honouring all the Manx men and women involved in the historic landings. Our set is a special 'stamp on stamp' design and includes the artwork from our 1994 collection.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on 6th June 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history the Normandy beach landings.
This stamp-on-stamp presentation, derived from our 50th Anniversary of D Day 1994 commemorative issue depicts the most prominent military leaders of the Allied Forces who formulated plans which marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation.

The Commanders featured on the stamps are:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, US Army, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF).
Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Tedder RAF, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander.
Lt-Gen Omar Bradley, US Army, Commander 1st US Army.
General Sir Bernard Montgomery, British Army, Commander 21st Army Group.
Major General Walter Bedell Smith, US Army, Chief of Staff.
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey, Royal Navy, Commander Allied Naval Expeditionary Force.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Royal Air Force, Commander in Chief, Allied Expeditionary Air Force and also in command of the landing phase for Operation Overlord.
Lt-Gen Sir Miles Dempsey, Commander 2nd British Army.

The ships depict which are also depicted on 1994 issues, on the 1st stamp are the:
The left stamp of the se-tenant stamp shows the BEN-MY-CHREE : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7611
Also, are depict some landing craft in the foreground which are not identified.
The right stamp shows from the top the VICTORIA: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10494
LADY OF MAN: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6022
HMS WARSPITE, shown on the bottom in the right corner: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9921
The landing crafts have not been identified.
The EU stamp shows also on the right stamp landing craft and cargo vessels which have not been identified.

Isle of Man 2019 1st and EU sg?, scott?


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Postby shipstamps » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:44 pm

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The Macdhui was built in 1931 by Barclay, Curie and Co., Ltd., at Glasgow, for the New Guinea service of Burns Philp. A vessel of 4,561 tons gross, 2,626 net, she was launched on December 23. Her length was 341 ft. 9 in.; beam 51 ft. 2 in. draft 22 ft. depth 29 ft. 7 in. Oil engines, built by S. G. Kincaid, at Greenock, developed 635 nhp. Her passenger capacity was 167. When war broke out in the Pacific she was used to carry Australian troops, high octane fuel and munitions for the fighting in New Guinea. She evacuated the last women and children from Rabaul before the port fell to the Japanese. The ship was lost on June 17, 1942, when 18 Japanese bombers and nine fighter aircraft attacked Port Moresby where she was unloading. She got away from her mooring and was trying to take evasive action when hit by one of the 56 bombs dropped during the raid. It hit the Macdhui just behind her bridge and ripped through three decks before exploding. She was still reasonably functional but the following day the bombers returned and four of the 68 bombs they dropped scored direct him. The vessel's wreckage still lies half submerged in the harbour of Port Moresby. SG298
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Postby john sefton » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:08 am

Dear Sir, Just a small correction. The Captain was not killed.
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