Glenn Miller and The Army Air Force Band
1942 to 1944
In 1942 Glenn received an officer's commission in the U S Army Air Corps and organized a service band, performed at military camps, and hosted a weekly radio series. In 1944, Glenn took his band to Great Britain, performed for the troops and did radio broadcasts. On December 15th, 1944, Glenn Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris, never to be seen again. The band was kept together to perform, mainly under the leadership of Tex Beneke.