U.S. 3rd Infantry Division – 7th Regiment

The U.S. 3rd Infantry Division is the only division of the U.S. Army during WWII that fought the axis on all European fronts, and was among the first American combat units to engage in offensive ground combat operations. During the war the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division consisted of the 7th, 15th and 30th Infantry Regiments, together with supporting units. The U.S. 7th Infantry Regiment fought German forces on three fronts, North Africa, Italy, and Northwest Europe. It conducted four amphibious landings against beach defenses earning a spearhead device on the streamers awarded for these battles. Elements of the regiment captured Hitler's retreat near Berchtesgaden on 4 May 1945 looting the town for several hours before retreating prior to U.S. 101st Airborne entering under orders on May 5, 1945.

Well worn black crackle Zippo with the insignia of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division engraved on the front as well as the owner's initials and the name of the division and regiment.

  • Model: three barrel hinge, flat bottom
  • Year: 1943 - 45
  • Status: in collection