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    Posted 10 years ago

    ttomtucker
    (301 items)

    Some of the military lighter's in my collection top left to right:
    3rd Armored Div
    101 Airborne
    Marine Corps
    36th Inf Reg.
    U.S.N.S Upshur The ship I went to Germany on in 1961
    USS Boxer LPH-4
    USS Pearl Harbor LSD-52
    USS Kid DD-661
    Navy Brand lighter
    Enola Gay (The plane that dropped Little Boy on Japan)

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    1. steamer steamer, 10 years ago
      Love the old lighters. My old docktor Frederick Rice was the cap. of the Spirit of Indianapolis a B29 bomber. He knew Paul Tibbet well and had a photo of the Enola Gay signed by Paul tibbet in his office. Here is a link you my like. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ny330bg/crews458.htm
    2. steamer steamer, 10 years ago
      That would be the City of Indianapolis sorry.
    3. steamer steamer, 10 years ago
      The second bomb was droped by Boxcar
    4. steamer steamer, 10 years ago
      The Enola Gay droped " Little Boy" on Hiroshima. Then Bockscar droped "Fat Man" on Nagasaki.
    5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      Thanks you guys for the comments.
    6. SpearHead, 10 years ago
      Corsair Cigarette Lighter:
      I am looking for a military airplane cigarette lighter.
      It is an F4U4 Corsair Cigarette Lighter.
      The lighter is a miniature copy of the WWII Marine Corps/Navy famous " gull wing fighter." The lighter mechanism is in the canopy and the plane is has about a 9" inch wing span and about a 6" fuselage. The plane has attached wheels. Some also have stands. I have seen seem in both gold and silver. I believe it was made in Japan after the war. I have been trying to run a very good to mint edition of this for quite some time and would appreciate any help or leads.
    7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      Pearhead, I will keep my eyes open for your lighter
    8. SCPODan, 10 years ago
      I collect these, also.
      Have you run across any USN themed Ronsons or Colibris?
    9. SCPODan, 10 years ago
      I'm also looking for a Scripto Vu USN lighter.
    10. lzenglish lzenglish, 4 years ago
      Great Post, and tell ya why i think so. I joined the army in 1968, and did basic and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Ord CA. I was 17-1/2 and did not smoke allot, until i arrived at Ord, and then things changed. When ever a class was over, the DI's would say "SMOKE-UM-IF YOU GOTUM, and BUMM-EM IF YOU DON'T". So, you had to basically learn to smoke because of peer pressure. So, after basic, you treasured certain things, and the top 2 for me, were smokes, and a Bitchen Zippo Lighter. By the way, i know some will remember that smokes were 17 cents a pack in Vietnam, not counting what was in your C rats, and care packages. Again, Great Post, that brings back good memories. HEY, Can I BUM A SMOKE FROM YOU ?????????
    11. lzenglish lzenglish, 4 years ago
      PS: I was with both the Bird in the States, and the Herd, in Vietnam

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