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#1 viking73

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 02:14 PM

Hi,

 

I added another Japanese made Vulcan lighter to my collection today.  I had to take the day off from work to go to the doctor, and since I was close to the DFW area, I figured I'd check out a couple of antique malls I visit from time-to-time.  I'm sure glad I did!  I found this little well worn gem stuck in the back of a crowded display case.  It is very used and not in the best shape as you can see, but I was very happy to find it. 

 

Here's a shot of the front side. 

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#2 viking73

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 02:16 PM

The back is engraved to the 4th Strategic Support Squadron from back when SAC was still in the transport business.  A quick look on Google tells me that the 4th SS SQDN was only at Dyess from 1957 - 1961 so this one is pretty old.

 

Thanks for looking :)

 

-Derek

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

Nice find! I love these lighters even though I don't personally have any in my collection. Thanks for sharing!

Hunt



#4 Charlie Flick

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:00 PM

Very cool.  That SAC connection is most interesting.

 

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#5 viking73

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:02 AM

Thanks gents. 

 

Further research shows they flew the C-124 Globemaster while at Dyess AFB which is pretty cool!

 

-Derek




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