Glenn Miller disappearance

Glenn Miller disappearance events

Glenn Miller disappearance people

Glenn Miller disappearance

Glenn Miller disappearance

Glenn Miller was one of the most recognizable band leaders in the swing era, his music is still admired today. On the peak of his career he decided to join the World War 2 effort and formed The Army Air Force Band that entertained the troops. One day, he just disappeared without trace and despite his fame up to this day his fate is unknown.







Events connected with Glenn Miller disappearance

Disappearance of Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller disappearance

Disappearance of Glenn Miller

On 15th December 1944 Miller planned to fly from England to France, where he was about to play for the soldiers in Paris. His plane departed from RAF Twinwood Farm in Clapham near Bedford and disappeared (probably) while flying over the English Channel. To this day there are no trace of the plane, p...



People connected with Glenn Miller disappearance

Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller disappearance

Glenn Miller

Alton Glenn Miller was born on 1 March 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa. He 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. Millerís notable recordings include "In the...



Glenn Miller disappearance theories

Heart attack theory

German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, after analysing the American and German intelligence papers, came up with another theory - that Glenn Miller actually arrived to Paris safely on December 14, but died of heart attack on December 15 while spending time with a French prostitute. The theory assumes that ...



Bomb hit theory - Glenn Miller disappearance

Bomb hit theory

One of the first theories about the disappearance was that the plane might have benn hit by bombs dropped from British bombers that were coming back from aborted mission over Europe. It was a standard procedure that bombers would not try to land while filled with bombs, so if their mission was abort...



Friendly fire - Glenn Miller disappearance

Friendly fire

In 2006 the theory of friendly fire was published by Clarence B. Wolfe, who claims that when he was a gunner in Battery D, 134th AAA Battalion, in Folkestone, England his unit have shot down the plane of Glenn Miller. Facts that are supporting the theory: - the weather was rather poor o...



Accident theory

Basic theory about the disappearance is that it was simple aerial accident due to poor weather. Facts that are supporting the theory: - the weather was rather poor on that day, - if the plane have crashed over English Channel it would be hard to find the evidence (especially during ...



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