Operation Cornflakes

1945: Toward the end of World War II, the American OSS cooked up a scheme to use postage stamps to demoralize the German people. The idea was to create fake 12 Pfennig stamps on which Hitler's profile was replaced by an image of Hitler with his jaw eaten away.

The Operation had no discernible effect on German morale. But it's a favorite topic among stamp collectors, who are flattered to think that anyone in the OSS ever imagined that stamps might have had such an effect.

More info: wikipedia

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 10, 2021
     Category: War | Spies and Intelligence Services | 1940s | Stamps

The text on the goofy stamp, "Futsches Reich" = ruined empire.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 02/10/21 at 08:42 AM
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