CBI – China Burma India

The CBI theater (1941-45) has been dubbed «the forgotten theater» of WWII. Once the United States entered the war, American strategy called for building up China as a source of manpower, as a base for bombers and the eventual invasion of Japan. CBI produced some of the most impressive feats of engineering and logistics in American military history.


Chrome plated Zippo with different engravings: the insignia of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, the theater name of operation «China Burma India» and the CBI insignia on the front and the map of the CBI theater with the personal initials «EAK» on the back.

  • Model: four barrel hinge, round bottom
  • Year: 1942 - 43
  • Status: in collection