|The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - U. S. Currency
The Short Snorter Project
|1935A YELLOW SEAL $1 SILVER CERTIFICATE SHORT SNORTER #1
NORTH AFRICA EMERGENCY NOTE - Serial # I36559138C - "LA HAVRE 5 NOV. 1945"
This short snorter only has the words: "Received at 1330 27 Hrs. out of Le Havre 5 Nov 45". But these words are
enough to identify the bill as coming home with a lucky GI. Le Havre was one of the major ports from which servicemen
returned to the USA.
|Patsy Giacchi, US Army, was in Germany as the war ended. He wrote: “Boom! We start to travel. Before you know it
we're deep into France. Another couple of days we're in Le Havre. And there's the big liberty ships waiting”.