U.S. Army Medical Corps – Lt Col. Philip Baxter

In order to furnish as near to the front lines as possible, a higher type of medical treatment than first aid or emergency medical care, hospitals, either «fixed» or designed for easy movement, «mobile» hospitals were established. Mobile hospitals, such as surgical, evacuation, and convalescent hospitals were usually assigned to Field Divisions and Armies. Lt. Colonel Philip Baxter served in four «fixed» General Hospitals: 187th (Everleigh), 177th (Le Mans), 15th and 91st (Liège) where he assumed command on 17 October 1945.

Chrome plated Zippo with the owner's name «Philip Baxter» engraved on the top of the lid and all the General Hospitals he served in mentioned on both sides along with a Lieutenant Colonel rank insignia on the front and a British Half Penny 1937 coin on the back. The style of engraving is the same as on the previous Zippo of Gene C. Tanner, who also served in the 91st General Hospital in Liège, Belgium.

  • Model: three barrel hinge (fixed during war), flat bottom
  • Year: 1942 - 43
  • Status: in collection