I learned about “Short Snorters” in a book I am reading entitled “Frozen in Time” which is a true story that took place during WW II. A cargo plane went down in Greenland. A B-17 bomber diverted from its maiden flight to Europe via Greenland crashed searching for the cargo plane. Finally, a Coast Guard “Duck” airplane crashed looking for the bomber. The book is about the effort to bring the planes and crews home, alive or dead.