People

The Disappearance of Glenn Miller The Search for Clues in a 75-Year Mystery

A RESEARCH TEAM SETS OUT TO FIND THE BANDLEADER’S MISSING PLANE—EVEN AS QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THE DAY MILLER VANISHED DURING WORLD WAR II
King of Swing Ironically the 40-year-old Miller was notorious for his fear of flying. His plane was last seen in the air over Beachy Head, England.

On Dec. 15, 1944, Glenn Miller crossed the stormy tarmac at England’s RAF Twinfield Farm airfield and boarded the waiting UC-64A Norseman. The famed bandleader behind swing hits like “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade” was due in Paris for a Christmas broadcast to boost the morale of weary WWII troops. With most flights grounded because of the treacherous weather and poor visibility, Miller had accepted a ride with Lt. Col. Norman F. Baessell, an Army

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from People

People1 min readPop Culture
Stories to Make You Smile!
Timing is everything. Or at least it was for amateur photographer Chris Porsz when he snapped this hilarious photo in New York City in March. “There was a lady throwing a ball, and the black-and-white collie suddenly leapt and kind of did a flip in m
People2 min readPop Culture
Editor’s Letter
This week we’re sending you an extra gift for the holidays: For the first time ever we are giving you four different covers in one issue. Our People of the Year issue celebrates the stars who have made an impact on our culture, the individuals who ha
People5 min readPop Culture
Jennifer Aniston
There’s a reason Jennifer Aniston “broke” Instagram when she joined the social media platform in October. From her iconic role as Rachel Green on Friends (a show so revered that 25 years after its debut, it is currently the center of feverish rumors