Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller (1904 – missing in action 1944) disbanded his orchestra in September 1942 to do his part for the war effort and join the Army Air Forces.  His ‘Major Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band’ was in full swing within a year, featuring some of the greatest dance musicians of all time.   

In June 1944, the band came on a 15 month tour of Europe from the United States, playing for American servicemen in theatres, clubs, hospitals, hangars and outdoor venues.  During this time, the band made more than 350 personal appearances, attended by 1,250,000 military personnel.

Glenn Miller and his band played at many of the American air bases in Norfolk, and gave a concert in the Victorian bandstand in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich on 18 August 1944.

An image of Glenn Miller during his service for the US Army Air Force

Glenn Miller during his service for the US Army Air Force
As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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