With the entrance to the war, the United States sought a forward training area and resupply base to serve as a potential line of defense against the Japanese sweep through the Pacific. Fiji geographically and logistically was the best location and because of its central location, Fiji was selected as a training base for the Allies.

Well worn black crackle Zippo with a Fiji Florin 1934 coin on the front and a Fiji Sixpence 1942 coin on the other side.

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