Averell Harriman Short Snorter
The Short Snorter Project
Bank of England Ten Shillings - Serial#: N71D826296 - Courtesy Library of Congress-Manuscripts Division Posted: 10.3.07
This short snorter belonged to
W. Averell Harriman and contains signatures collected at the January 1943 Casablanca
Conference where the Allies decided to demand the unconditional surrender of Germany, Italy and Japan to end WW2.

Brehon Somervell, General, U.S. Army

W. H. Wilbur, General, U.S. Army, General
Patton's staff

George S. Patton, General, U.S. Army

Sir Harold MacMillan, British Resident

Hastings Ismay, General, British Chief of

George C. Marshal, General, U.S. Army
Chief of Staff

Charles Portal, British Marshal

H.H. "Hap" Arnold, General,  U.S. Air
Force Chief of Staff

Ernest J. King, Admiral, U.S. Navy Chief
of Staff

Sir Dudley Pound, British Admiral of the

Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the
United States and Commander-In-Chief

Winston S. Churchill, British Prime

Elliott Roosevelt, Colonel, President
Roosevelt's son

Sir Alan Brooke, British Field Marshal

Louis Mountbatten, British Admiral, Head
of Combined Operations

Harold Alexander, British Field Marshal
This photograph was taken on January 30, 1943, FDR's 61st birthday, and shows the President  bestowing the
Congressional Medal of Honor, the country's highest military honor, on Brigadier General William H. Wilbur for his
major role in the landings in French Morocco. Major General George S. Patton assists in the awarding of the Medal,
and General George C. Marshal, Chief of Staff, looks on. There are white places on Generals Wilbur and Patton's
left arms, where their service patches have been scratched from the photo, due to wartime secrecy requirements.

Brigadier General Wilbur was one of the few general officers to hold the Congressional Medal of Honor, winning it
for his actions as a Colonel in the North African landings near Casablanca in November 1942 and at Salerno,
where he joined the 36th Army Division, leading a small unit forward to smash an enemy detachment during a
critical period in the bridgehead's defense.

(Photo courtesy of Gary Schulze)