|Hoyt Vandenberg Short Snorter
The Short Snorter Project
United States One Dollar Silver Certificate - Series 1935A - Serial #: W66245746B Date Posted: 10.3.07
This short snorter belonged to General Hoyt S. Vandenberg and contains signatures collected on a trip over the
Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 1942.
"SHORT SNORTER MID-
ATLANTIC JUNE 1 - 42"
General H.H. "Hap" Arnold
Admiral Louis Mountbatten
W. Averell Harriman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
S.W. Tower, Jr.
Stephen Early - White
House Press Secretary
Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross
J.D. Love, Press
Colonel Frank McCarthy
Stan Stanton, Famous Braniff
pilot of the 1930's
Gary Schulze wrote that the DVD documentary, "Churchill's Bodyguard", is the story of Scotland Yard Inspector Walter
Thompson who was Churchill's personal bodyguard for over twenty years and appears next to the Prime Minister in
every WWII photograph. Commenting about a trip Churchill made to Washington from London on June 17, 1942, on the
flying boat Bristol, Thompson wrote:
"On this trip, a new game gave great pleasure to the Chief. He was almost boyish in his delight about the way it
was played. It was known as 'short snorter', a game played around a dollar bill. The bill was carried by those
who traveled by air across the Atlantic and the owner collected as many signatures on the bill as possible from
other travellers. They must also be able to produce their bill when challenged. If they could not do so, a fine of $1
was levied. Winston's short snorter was so crammed that he had to have another one as his years of Atlantic
travel went on."
Does anyone know where these snorters are preserved? They must be somewhere in England and it
would be great to add scans of these to the website!