Aviation Art: The Lighter Side
In wartime, a customized Zippo was part of an airman's identity.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 07, 2011
This WWII-era, United States Army Air Forces-issued lighter in the Museum's collection has been modified, possibly by the owner, who likely welded his pilot's badge to the lighter case. "The [pilots] used to have lapel pins," says Spencer, "and it looks like the pin-back was taken off, and the wings were affixed to the lighter."