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Eugene Sengstake Sr.'s Ten Shilling Short Snorter

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Title

Eugene Sengstake Sr.'s Ten Shilling Short Snorter

Subject

World War II

Description

This is the front and back of a ten shillings Australian note, which is likely part of a short snorter, from the Eugene W. Sengstake Sr. collections. This collection is donated by Eugene Wagner Sengstake Jr. A short snorter is a banknote which was signed by various persons travelling together or meeting up at different events and records who was met. Often times soldiers would add a new bill to their short snorter each time he visited a new country. Dated March 26 1944, this ten-shilling Australian note seems to contain fifteen signatures. Sengstake's name is absent from this short snorter.

Eugene Wagner Sengstake Sr. of Lincoln, Nebraska, served in the 110th Medical Regiment and later as a B-24 pilot. Sengstake served the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941-1944, and he attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. His service was in the South Pacific, including New Guinea. He was killed in action June 9, 1944 between Palau and Wakde Islands.

Sources

The Bee Gee News, 8 August 1945, http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1747&context=bg-news&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fscholar.google.com%2Fscholar%3Fhl%3Den%26q%3Dshort%2Bsnorter%26btnG%3D%26as_sdt%3D1%252C28%26as_sdtp%3D#search=%22short%20snorter%22 (Accessed 10 August 2014).

Source

Eugene Sengstake Jr., Lincoln History Harvest 2014

Date

1944 circa

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Image

Coverage

Townsville (Australia)

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Short Snorter