American trombonist and band leader Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944) performing with the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band to entertain the troops. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1782 - Glenn Miller - unpub. (Photo by Felix Man/Getty Images)
Major Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944). While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Glenn Miller disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel. The Glenn Miller Orchestra was re-formed after the war and continues to record and perform to this day.