I saw on the PBS Facebook feed a streaming of the History Detectives HDSI – The Disappearance of Glenn Miller. I’ll have to check it out. I wrote about him and how he went missing in my posts in December 2013.
Here is a link to the streaming program but it may only be available in the USA. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365284626/


General James Doolittle of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), hero of the daring “Doolittle Raid” on mainland Japan and later the unified commander of Allied air forces in Europe in World War II, offered the following high praise to one of his staff officers in 1944.

Next to a letter from home, Captain Miller, your organization is the greatest morale builder in the European Theater of Operations.

The Captain Miller in question was the trombonist and bandleader Glenn Miller, the biggest star on the American pop-music scene in the years immediately preceding World War II and a man who set aside his brilliant career right at its peak in 1942 to serve his country as leader of the USAAF dance band. It was in that capacity that Captain Glenn Miller boarded a single-engine aircraft at an airfield outside of London on December 15, 1944—an aircraft that would go…

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  1. Birgit says:

    I watched this program and am glad they hit on a number of things he helped in including the swing kids from Germany. It was a combination of problems that led to his demise but there was no conspiracy and no friendly fire which is great. I love this program