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Alton Glenn Miller

Birthplace: Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, United States
Death: December 15, 1944 (40)
over the Channel (plane missing over the English Channel)
Place of Burial: Section H-464 A Wilson Drive, Arlington Cemetery
Immediate Family:

Son of Lewis Elmer Miller and Mattie Lou Miller
Husband of Helen Dorothy Miller
Father of Steven Davis Miller and Private

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About Glenn Miller

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing in action December 15, 1944) was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Miller's notable 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". While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Glenn Miller's aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.

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Glenn Miller composed individually or in collaboration with others at least fourteen songs that are available on recordings. He added lyrics to an additional tune. These and many other songs were recorded by Miller with his pre-war civilian bands and his Army Air Force band.

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Glenn Miller's Timeline

March 1, 1904
Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, United States
February 10, 1943
Illinois, United States
December 15, 1944
Age 40
over the Channel
Section H-464 A Wilson Drive, Arlington Cemetery