The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - U. S. Currency
The Short Snorter Project
110th GENERAL HOSPITAL  ENGLAND  SHORT SNORTER   
13 FEBRUARY 1945
1934 A GREEN SEAL $5 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE
This is a very unusual short snorter, in that short snorters were usually in low denomination currency with $1 bills being
most common and, occasionally, $2 bills.  A genuine $5 short snorter is very rarely seen.  Virtually all of the signatures
on this note are officers, who were more likely to be able to afford to tie up so much money in a short snorter.
This bill carries 23 signatures and inscriptions on the obverse: 110 Gen Hosp. England  13 Feb 45
R M Knight 2nd Lt TC,   L S Luragator  Capt TH,   Jack L. Hirschorn,   B Gelvenily Maj (sp?),   W F Garufe (sp?),   
Jack Lofon (sp?),   Frederick t. Magdes,   Jack Morley (sp?),   R D Ezzell  1st Lt  UC,   Lt Owuks (sp?),
Lester Cove  Lt Inf (sp?),   G Jose   1st Lt  CE,   Stewart E. Lowell   2nd Lt (sp?),   Leopold Bales (sp?),
Allen C. Barhams,  101st AB,   Lt. H. Porter,    R. Babbit   1st Lt A.C.,   N C Selhert  Capt. M.C.,   Robert K Lingham -
1st Lt Inf,    L C Smith,   George H. Wood,   Harold A. Molan   2nd Lt  A.F. (sp?)
10 Additional Signatures & Inscriptions are on the reverse: Frank M. Donovan  1st Lt  Infantry,
Lou E. Burks   1st Lt  A.M.C.  (Army Medical Corps),   M Bogart  1st Lt C.C.  (inscribed in pencil),
Bulah F. Magruder   2nd Lt Aus  (Australian),   Aureubell Decker   2nd Lt  A.M.C,   David M. Ackerman  LtCol,
J O Barr Maj.,   Clay Hallun   Capt  UC,   John R. Daly   Lt  Inf.,   Marcus M. Carl  1st LT  AMC
All Hospitals in Theaters of Operations (i.e. overseas) were designated by numbers rather than by name and location.
The 110th General Hospital was in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) and was apparently located near
Cheltenham/Glouchester, England.  During World War II, General Hospitals were standard establishments with a normal
capacity of 1,000 patients (with expansion possibilities in case of emergency to 1,500 or 2,000) equipped to give
definitive medical and surgical treatment to all cases. Once located, a General Hospital usually remained in that place
throughout the period of operations (depending on the evolution of field and combat operations). These numbered
Hospitals received their patients from Evacuation Hospitals located in the combat zone, who arrived by train, ambulance,
or airplane. General Hospitals performed the most difficult and specialized procedures, and therefore had the most
elaborate equipment in the Theater of Operations.