Glenn Miller’s luck

“As long as [the Miller Luck] stays with us, we have nothing to worry about” (1).
– Glenn Miller to his band manager Lt. Don Haynes, soon after July 3.

At a glance

  • Major Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 Dec. 15, 1944), musician and leader of a 50-person band during World War II, remains famous for his music and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.  During World War II, Miller went missing when the plane carrying him to France was lost over the English Channel.  He was 40 years old.
  • Major Miller and his band were stationed at 25 Sloane Court immediately upon arriving in London (2).  On July 2, 1944, out of fear of the buzz bombs that had been passing over the area, Miller had the band moved to Bedford, England.  The group missed the bombing that would occur the next day.

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Source notes

Citation 1: The official site of Glenn Miller. Accessed 22 Aug. 2010. Available at .
Citation 2
:  Glenn Miller History. The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society. Accessed 20 Aug. 2010. Available at
Picture: The above picture, which is in the public domain, is available from Wikipedia at .