Original U.S. Vietnam War Zippo Style SUPER ACE Lighter Engraved - RED LIGHTING VF-194 Squadron

Item Description

Original Item: Lighters could be customized with regimental cyphers and engravings, and were purchased by GIs returning home as a memento of their military service in the specific theatre of operation.

This lighter has an original pin for the VF-194 squadron attached to it. This squadron was called "RED LIGHTNING" with the motto "DICTUM FACTUM", which translates to "what is said is done." This squadron was originally established as VF-91 in 1952 and was stationed on USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) during the Korean war.

On 1 August 1963 VF-91 was redesignated VF-194 and between 1964 and 1973 VF-194 made eight deployments to the Vietnam War. The first two of these aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) (1964, 1965/66), followed by two aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) (1966/67, 1967/68) and the last four aboard the USS Oriskany (CV-34).

Made by "Super Ace" in Japan.

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