US 1948 Centennial of the Fort Bliss 3c. Scott. 976

US 1948 Centennial of the Fort Bliss 3c. Scott. 976

Series: Fort Bliss Centennial Issue

Stamp details: Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas and Rocket Firing

Issued date: 05-11-1948 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 976
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 973
Michel (Germany): 589
Yvert et Tellier (France): 527

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Red Brown
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Rocket, Science

Total print: 64,561,000 (estimate)

Description:- Fort Bliss is a United States Army post in New Mexico and Texas, with its headquarters in El Paso, Texas. Named in honor of LTC William Bliss (18151853), a mathematics professor who was the son-in-law of President Zachary Taylor, Ft. Bliss has an area of about 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2); it is the largest installation in FORSCOM (United States Army Forces Command) and second-largest in the Army overall (the largest being the adjacent White Sands Missile Range). The portion of the post located in El Paso County, Texas, is a census-designated place with a population of 8,591 as of the time of the 2010 census. Fort Bliss provides the largest contiguous tract (1,500 sq mi or 3,900 km2) of restricted airspace in the Continental United States, used for missile and artillery training and testing, and at 992,000 acres boasts the largest maneuver area (ahead of the National Training Center, which has 642,000 acres). The garrison's land area is accounted at 1.12 million acres, ranging to the boundaries of the Lincoln National Forest and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.