Hello - I have a 'SHORT SNORTER' with these names on it - Jim Gagnon, Leo M. Johnson, Jamee MeDeimot, Blaine W. Gamble, Harold A. Hudak plus a few others I can't read. I would greatly appreciate it if you could find any information on these people and where they were November 15th, 1943. Any information would be helpful. It would also be great if you could help em find a way that I could contact them (I know that sounds far out)- I only know that these people are US W.W.II Veterans and probably served in the Pacific.
Thanks - any help would be excellant
PS A SHORT SNORTER is One or more bills of currency (usually starting with an American dollar bill) signed by two or more persons and dated. The Short Snorter usually inferred that the owner had crossed the Equator, but not necessarily so. It was loosely understood that if an air crew member offered to exchange signatures, and the other could not produce a Short Snorter, then he had to buy the drinks at the nearest bar. Short Snorters were a great way to get acquainted. As different kinds of currency were acquired in one's travels, it was not unusual for two members of the great flying fraternity to swap examples, whereupon the new bills would be glued to the end of an ever-growing Short Snorter