U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Y. T. Kelly

ALCAN Highway also known as the Alaska Highway was constructed during WWII to connect the contiguous United States to Alaska across Canada. It begins at the junction with several Canadian highways in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and runs to Delta Junction, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. When it was completed in 1942, it was about 2,700 kilometers long. Y. T. Kelly served 1943 as a safety engineer in the corps.


Worn black crackle Zippo with different engravings: «Whitehorse», the owner's name «Y. T. Kelly», «Yukon» and «1943» on the front, «Fairbanks Alaska» and «Alcan Highway» on the back and «Safety Engr.» on the side.

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