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Moore Historical Society discuss’s Glenn Miller’s WW II disappearance

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:10 am

Glenn Miller, disappeared during WW II in the English Channel.

The Moore County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, November 11 to discuss Glenn Miller, the big band leader of the swing era, who went missing in action on December 15, 1944 in the English Channel while serving in the U.S. Army.

Area historian Richard Dix of Manchester – an authority on Glenn Miller who has collected records and memorabilia for over 30 years – will speak.

Dix traveled Miller’s boyhood home in Clarinda, Iowa and participated in many Glenn Miller festivals in Clarinda.

Miller volunteered for service in the Army at the height of his professional career and performed at U.S. military bases all over the world. He presented a special radio and record player to nearby Camp Forrest during WW II.

Dix has conducted a lifelong search for this item and has never been able to find it. Glenn Miller’s Army band was the Maxwell Aires.

The event takes place at 2 p.m. at the Lynchburg Masonic Lodge.

For more information about the meeting, contact Betty Robertson at 759-7763 or George Stone at (931) 581-2621 or georgestone@cafes.net .