MISSING IN ACTION ON THIS DAY IN 1944

Glenn Miller military photo 
Glenn Miller

uc-64 norseman

In 1942, at the peak of his civilian career, swing era bandleader Glenn Miller decided
to join the war effort during World War ll. He was first placed in the U.S. Army and then transferred to the Army Air Force where initially formed a large marching band that was to be the core of a network of service orchestras. While he was traveling to entertain
U.S. troops in France, the single-engine Army Air Force UC-64 Norseman (similar to  above) carrying Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick for over the English Channel
and no trace of the aircrew, passengers or the plane has ever been found. Miller’s
status is… missing in action.  

posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,DEATH,HISTORY,MILITARY,MUSIC,Transportation,WAR and have Comments (2)

2 Responses to “MISSING IN ACTION ON THIS DAY IN 1944”

  1. Barby says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Glenn Miller Band and their music!! So sad that America lost such a talented Band leader….but we are so privileged to listen today….truly his legend lives! (also LOVE the movie, “The Glenn Miller Story” …one of my absolute favorites!!!

  2. JOE COOK says:

    “MAJOR” MILLER IS WEARING CAPTAIN’S BARS IN
    THIS PHOTO, SO I WOULD ASUME HE WAS PRO-
    MOTED AFTER THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN. MAYBE
    AFTER HE WENT MIA.

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