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World War II Signed Notes
US one dollar silver certificate, France, Netherlands
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World War II Signed Notes or "Short Snorters"
United States, France, Netherlands
United States one dollar silver certificate
 
This is a note commonly called a "Short Snorter".
My mother has had this note since 1945.
 
It was signed by members of a US Navy aviation unit on Funafuti island in the South Pacific.
The PBM-3 Mariner was a World War II US Navy airplane, a patrol bomber flying boat.
We do not know who the people who signed it are.
The note is a Silver Certificate Series 1935-A.
 
Funafuti was a "dismal island" according to James Michener in his 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific.
Paper Money United States dollar signed
1. US one dollar front
 
Front not signed.
 
Paper Money United States dollar signed
2. US one dollar back
 
Around the edges it reads:
#6456 PBM-3 Funafuti - Pearl Harbor
"Short Snorter" Southwest Pacific
Arthur Baldoni 9000' ALT.
Mar. 4, 1944
 
Signatures:
S. G. Austen
C. N. Gaska
J. M. Feeley
O. B. Lamfe
Thos B. Cox
A. J. Kledinski
Ellial Stein
L. L. Hall
G Schaeffer
James Lebo
R. E. McLeod
W. Crabtree
Wugen H. W.
J. Alben
J W. Crabtree
France five franc note issued by the Allies to be used in France
 
These notes were made for the landings in German occupied Europe in 1944.
My mother has had this note since 1945.
We do not know who wrote on it.
 
Paper, 3-1/8 x 2-5/8 inches (7.8 x 6.7 cm)
 
Paper Money Signed France
3. France five francs front
 
No writing or printing.
 
Paper Money Signed France
4. France five francs back:
 
(Hand printed) H-Hour 0630 D-Day June 6, 1944.
Netherlands 1945 1 Guilder note
 
Dated July 12, 1945, Heerlien, Holland, which is probably the town of Heerlen.
Most of the names are of women.
 
Paper, 5 x 2-7/8 inches (12.6 x 7.2 cm)
 
Paper Money Signed Netherlands
5. Netherlands one guilder front
 
Signatures:
Margi Van Den Siekon
Yanni den Haan
Marie Louise Hinner
ALFempora or A L Cempora
Mary Aardly
Dinfran d. Aarnsen
 
Paper Money Signed Netherlands
6. Netherlands one guilder back
 
Signatures:
Lewi Haevelaken or Levi Hoevelaken
Suzanne (upside down)
Mary Aardey
Marie-Louise Glennen
Bottom:
July 12.1945. Heerlien Holland
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