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Zippo, 1959

Posted by Sgt Grit Staff
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Zippo 1959 with Snoopy

Sgt. Grit,

Here is a 1959 Zippo with the VMF-451 logo. The C-119 (Air Force designation) flying box car's proper nomenclature in the Marine Corps was R4Q when we used them in Korea, and later hauling supplies to Taiwan when we were stationed there. They were powered by those huge four row P&W 4360 engines.

Semper Fi!
W F Mitchell 


  1. Terry McKinney April 25 2013, 6:31 am

    Capt. Mitchell,  I was in VMFA 451 from 1971-1974.

  2. Mark Harrington April 25 2013, 7:03 am

    I was in VMFA-451 from 1978 to 1983. Made 3 West-Pac tours. F4-J/S Phantoms.

  3. ROMAN MILANOWICZ April 25 2013, 4:11 pm

    Semper Fi,to both Brother “WARLORDS”. Terry I was in Seat Shop & Check Crew from Dec. ‘70 thru Jun. ‘72. Email me when you have a chance.

    Roman “SKI” Milanowicz
    Sgt USMC 68-74
    VMFA-451 Seat Shop & Check Crew 70-72

  4. AJ Polk May 03 2013, 12:01 am

    Capt Mitchell,I was in VMFA-451,‘76-‘79.P/P,C/C,P/C,& NBC NCO. Would love to find a Zippo like that to add to my collection. But,what does an R4Q have to do w/a fighter squadron?

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