|John P. Benson Short Snorter
|This "classic" short snorter belonged to John P. Benson who was an Army Air Corps Navigator during World War 2 and
served in the China-Burma-India Theatre of Operation. His snorter starts with an emergency note issued for use by the
Armed Forces in Europe and North Africa. They were issued in 1, 5, and 10 dollar denominations. It contains the name of
the owner, date, location, "short snorter", and many signatures both front and back. The other bank notes in the snorter
are dated. This allows us to follow his route flown from the United States all the way to China and back (see map below).
The Benson family has published John P. Benson's World War Two Army Air Corps
memoirs which is offered exclusively through The Short Snorter Project.
Click here for more information about purchasing a soft copy at a low, Internet only, price.
|John P. Benson Short Snorter Note #1: U. S. 1 Dollar Silver Cert"North Africa" Issue - Serial # B99700962C
|World War 2 era photograph of Lt. John Paul Benson, Army Air Corps. (Courtesy of his son Fred Benson)