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Eugene Sengstake's Long Short Snorter

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Eugene Sengstake's Long Short Snorter

Description

This is Eugene Sengstake's Long Short Snorter. A short snorter is a piece of paper money (as a dollar bill) endorsed by a member of an informal club, consisting of pilots, crew members, or passengers who has made a transoceanic flight, as a membership certificate for a new member. Often times soldiers would add a new bill to their short snorter each time he visited a new country.

Eugene Wagner Sengstake Sr. of Lincoln, Nebraska, served in the 110th Medical Regiment and later as a B-24 pilot. Sengstake served in 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 Wake 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

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

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Document

Language

English

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Image

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Short Snorter