Meets artist Richard Lindner.
Designs first Christmas cards for The Museum of Modern Art, New York; continues to provide annual black-and-white line drawings for cards through 1951.
May, in his calendar page for May 1, records the death of Hitler. He is now based primarily in New York, working with the Training Literature Field Unit #1.
It is probably at this time that he provides drawings and witty captions for the OSS booklet China Theater: An Informal Notebook of Useful Information for Military Men in China; some drawings had appeared earlier in The New Yorker China portfolios.
June, publication of All in Line, the first of Steinberg’s compilations of drawings, covering the period 1942-45. A best-seller, it becomes a Book-of-the-Month Club selection.
November, promoted to full lieutenant. Renews contract with Civita, his earnings now raised to 75%. This is probably his last contract with Civita.
December, honorable release from active duty. Remains on inactive duty; must report overseas travel and addresses to the Naval Command.