The post office released a new set of stamps called American Advances in Aviation. A B-24 called the Black Cat is depicted on the stamps. The Black Cat was the last plane shot down in the European theater during WWII. There is a book called Wings of Morning: The Story of the Last American Bomber Shot Down over Germany in World War II that was written by the nephew of one of the men on the plane.
The other planes shown are:
The Black Cat, a B-24 Liberator that was the last B-24 bomber shot down over Germany in World War II.
_Beechcraft Bonanza, a private plane featuring a distinctive V tail to reduce weight and drag.
_Grumman F6F Hellcat, a World War II workhorse fighter flying from aircraft carriers.
_Boeing B-29 Superfortress long-range bomber that served in both World War II and Korea.
_Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing, a futuristic project in the late 1940s.
_Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat, first operated in 1936.
_Ercoupe 415, designed in the mid-1930s introducing safe, practical technologies for general aviation.
_Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, an immense, fast rugged fighter that saw wide use in World War II.
_Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, the first operational U.S. jet fighter.
_Boeing 247, the first modern commercial airliner.