Robert J. Marguerite Short Snorter
The Short Snorter Project
Robert James "Bob" Marguerite was a Consolidated PBY-5A
Catalina Co-Pilot in the U. S. Navy Black Cat Squadron VP-54.
He flew with Pilot Peter "Press" Maravich ("Pistol" Pete's
dad). He also flew with Pilot John Love, who later became the
governor of Colorado. Early in the war, their squadron flew
bombing missions at night. Later in the war, General Douglas
McArthur turned them into an air-sea rescue plane squadron.
They rescued over 250 pilots. According to Bob Marguerite's
son, Dan, Press Maravich always had Bob do the take off and
landings in the water. When trying to gain enough speed for
take off from the water, the swells would pound the plane so
hard that many of the rivets would pop out of the plane. Upon
return to base they would have to re-rivet the plane.
Ensign Robert James Marguerite, USN
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Flying Boat
Robert James Marguerite US 1 Dollar Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite US 1 Dollar Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite and Crew with PBY-5A Catalina Flying Boat
Robert James Marguerite Japan 10 Yen Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite Japan 10 Yen Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite French Indochina 5 Francs Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite French Indochina 5 Francs Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite New Hebrides 5 Francs Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite New Hebrides 5 Francs Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite Netherlands Indies 1 Gulden Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite Netherlands Indies 1 Gulden Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite Philippines 1 Peso Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite Philippines 1 Peso Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite JIM 5 Peso Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite JIM 5 Peso Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite Philippines Guerilla 10 Peso Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite Philippines Guerilla 10 Pesos Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite JIM 1 Peso Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite JIM 1 Peso Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite JIM 10 Pesos Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite JIM 10 Pesos Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite JIM 50 Centavos Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite JIM 50 Centavos Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite Philippines Guerilla 20 Centavos Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite Philippines Guerilla 20 Centavos Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite Philippines Guerilla 1 Peso Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite Philippines Guerilla 1 Peso Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite JIM 100 Pesos Short Snorter front
Robert James Marguerite JIM 100 Pesos Short Snorter back
Robert James Marguerite - March 9, 1918 - July 17, 2008
Robert James "Bob" Marguerite - March 9, 1918 - July 17, 2008