Tech Sergeant Harry George Pace, Jr., from St. Louis, MO, was a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber that was shot
down over France in June of 1944.  He fell under the protection of the French Underground and survived the war. His
son, Dave Pace, sent in scans of his snorter along with other fascinating artifacts he kept related to his father's ordeal.
Below is a picture of TSgt Pace with his plane crew as they were preparing for assignment with their airplane overseas
(note the shoulder patches are generic Army Air Corps). TSgt Pace is third from left on bottom row with his hat cocked.
Harry G. Pace, Jr., Short Snorter
The Short Snorter Project
Harry George Pace, Jr.'s mother, Georgia L. Pace, received a telegram (below) from the Adjutant General informing her
that her son was  missing in action as of June 27, 1944, over France. (One can only imagine the feeling of grief...)
The French Maquis hid Harry Pace and somehow
arranged for a telegram to be sent from behind  
German lines to Harry's mother, then Virginia Lutz,
indicating he was OK..
(click here for larger view)
<<<  Fake French ID used by Harry Pace after being
<<<     shot down over France on June 27, 1944.
At this time, we do not know how or when TSgt Harry G. Pace Jr. returned to England but his Bank of England one
pound snorter below is dated "Aug 26th '44" and I suspect that this was when he continued to operate from allied
territory and add to his snorter. It would be good to know what the "Orchard Club" written on this note related to...

Dave has discovered that his dad was attached to the 448th Bomb Group operating out of Seething Air Base. He has
ordered a Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) pertaining to the failure of his dad's airplane to return from this mission
and we look forward to adding that to this area of The Short Snorter Project!

Well, Dave got the information he needed and built a web page dedicated to his dad.
Click here to learn more about Harry G. Pace Jr and his wartime service...