U.S. 7th Infantry Division – 159th Regiment

Elements of the U.S. 7th Infantry Division first saw combat in the amphibious assault on Attu Island, the westernmost Japanese entrenchment in the Aleutian islands chain. Elements landed on 11 May 1943, spearheaded by the U.S. 17th Infantry Regiment, and fought an intense battle over the tundra against strong Japanese resistance. The fight for the island culminated in a battle at Chichagof Harbor, when the division destroyed all Japanese resistance on the island.

Mint black crackle Zippo with U.S. 159th Infantry Regiment insignia on the front.

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