MISSING IN ACTION ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944)


Glenn Miller was a big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader
in the
swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942,
leading
one of the best-known big bands
. Miller’s recordings include "In the
Mood
", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo
Choo
", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo",
"
American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer’s Tune", and "Little Brown
Jug"
. In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69
top ten hits—more than
Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top - 
10s) did in their careers.
   
       

In 1942, Miller volunteered to join the U.S. military to entertain troops during
World War II, ending up with the U.S. Army Air Forces. On December 15,
1944, while flying to Paris, Miller’s aircraft disappeared in bad weather over
the
English Channel. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

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