Glenn Miller
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Alton Glenn Miller (1904 - abt. 1944)

Major Alton Glenn (Glenn) Miller
Born in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 6 Oct 1928 in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died about in MIA, Plane missing over the English Channelmap
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Biography

Alton Glenn Miller 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 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[1], however there was suspicion that the plane may have been hit by friendly fire. [2]

Sources

  • Glenn Miller History
  • Glenn Miller
  • "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935," database, FamilySearch (Link: 20 May 2016), Mattie Lou Cavendar in entry for Alton Glen Miller, 01 Mar 1904; citing Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,535,554.
  • "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (Link: 20 March 2015), Mattie Cavender in entry for A. Glenn Miller and Helen D. Burger, 06 Oct 1928; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,653,419.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (Link: accessed 29 March 2018), Alton G Miller in household of Lewis E Miller, Tryon, McPherson, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 190, sheet 8A, family 164, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 851; FHL microfilm 1,374,864.
  • Notable Sigma Nu Members: Glenn Miller, Gamma Kappa (University of Colorado at Boulder)

References

  1. Glenn Miller at Wikipedia
  2. Last Days of Glenn Miller

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