Great WWII Zippo Lighter Customized in Italy for a Member of the USAAF 319th Depot Repair Sq.
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Great WWII Zippo Lighter Customized in Italy for a Member of the USAAF 319th Depot Repair Sq.

Code: afpg30020drs

$275.00


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ARTIFACT: Great WWII Zippo lighter customized in Italy for a member of the United States Army Air Forces 319th Depot Repair Squadron. The lighter is engraved "ITALY 1945" on one side and: "ROY" on the other, it was most likely enhanced as a souvenir for his father Tech. Sergeant Eliot Mann of Wareham, Massachusetts.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 2 ¼" x 1 ½"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chrome plated brass

ATTACHMENT: Hinge.

MARKINGS: "MFG CO. BRADFORD, PA ZIPPO PAT. 2032695 U. S. A" on cartridge, partially rubbed off, hard to see (See photo).

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJX15 LBGEX7/15

CONDITION: 5+ (Fine-): Lighter shows heavy wear/use, nearly all the plating remains intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.