|The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - Netherlands Antilles
The Short Snorter Project
|50 CENTS NETHERLANDS ANTILLES SHORT SNORTER
Series: 2 March 1943 - Serial Number: FA180595
During the German occupation of the Netherlands
during World War II, the Netherlands Antilles was a
protectorate of Britain and the United States.
Aruba, the largest of the islands at the time, was the
largest supplier of aviation fuel for the United States
and the Allies. In 1985, the island of Aruba, which
was formerly part of the Netherlands Antilles,
seceded. Today, The Netherlands Antilles are part
of the Lesser Antilles. They consist of two groups
of islands in the Caribbean Sea. The leeward group
of islands are Curacao and Bonaire, while the
windward group of islands are St. Martin, St.
Eustatius, and Saba. Curacao and Bonaire are
located off the coast of Venezuela. St. Martin, Saba,
and St. Eustatius lie east of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Bonaire is an island in the Netherlands Antilles and,
as such, is a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Together with Aruba and Curaco, it forms a group
referred to as the ABC Islands of the Leeward
Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser
FRONT SIGNATURES: Sheril McPone Hubert M Weslee, Jr.