U.S. 8th Air Force Bomber Command – «The Mighty Eighth»

The U.S. air force combat units of WWII was constituted as 8th bomber command on 19 Jan 1942, the command conducted the heavy bombardment operations. Redesignated 8th air force on 22 Feb 1944. Afterward, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets in Europe.


Well worn black crackle Zippo with different decorations: St. Michael the saint of the U.S. air force units, air force insignia, emblem of the «The Mighty Eighth», skull on the side, different American coins and the following statements: «Momento Mori», «Carpe Diem» and «Tempo Fugato».

  • Model: three barrel hinge, round bottom
  • Year: 1944 - 45
  • Status: in collection