The Battle of the Eastern Solomons took place on Aug. 25/25, 1942 between carrier based and land based aircraft without either side being declared a winner. The allies gained a tactical and strategic advantage. The USS Enterprise was heavily damaged.
This stamp shows a TBD Devastator overflying a Japanese carrier. The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber that entered service with the American navy in 1937 but was outdated by the time the US entered WW2. The Douglas Devastator retired from active service in 1942.
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