Archie E. Newton, Jr., Short Snorter
The Short Snorter Project
Archie E. Newton, Jr., was born in 1921, graduated from high school in 1939,  and flew clippers with Pan-American
Airways before World War 2. He went to work for the
China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) flying supplies from
India to China over the Himalayas ("The Hump") in 1943 and 1944. He flew over 100 missions before contracting an
Oriental disease symptomatic of polio which forced him to return to the United States where he made a full recovery.
CNAC plane coming in for a landing.
Archie Newton in Calcutta, India.
Photograph taken by Archie Newton on approach to "The Hump".
FRONT SIGNATURES:
"SHORT SNORTER A.E.N."
"Sept. 17, 1942"

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Les Briosette

Kermit Fuller

Russell W. Coldren
CNAC - killed flying the Hump

Arthur R. ????? C.A.A.


Eric J. Monaghan, Jr.


Al Kister


Ray Dupil



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Martha Raye




Jack Hudson


Lt. S.A. Matson


Moir C. Lawson

Arthur R. Moore


Robert Wyland


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Richard O'Leary

W.D. New

Earle Vanzetta


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"Pan American Airways"

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Tom Lajeunesse



Jack Bender


Steve Nicely














"Dusty" Dustin


Andy Robertson
2nd Lt. ATC


Harry A.L. Jones, Jr. AAF


John H. ????? 1st. Lt ATC

Bob ????? ATC


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Howard Butts



Dusty Howland CNAC






??B. Shelton
Standing left to right:  Steve Kusak, Archie Newton, and Richard "Dick" Marchant (lost in a plane crash on 5/16/44).
(Photo courtesy of Richard Newton)
Certification of Air Medal awarded to Archie E. Newton, Jr.