November 2017 Roundtable Meeting
Presented by Bill Martin
Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Glenn Miller, the most popular orchestra leader of the late 1930s and early 1940s, left a lucrative profession to bring his talent to the men and women fighting in World War II. Though well beyond the age for military service, he enlisted and formed the Army Air Force Band that gave concerts at bases throughout the nation from 1942 till 1944. In June 1944, he took his band to England to broadcast his music throughout Europe. Traveling to Paris on December 15, 1944, for a Christmas show, the small plane, in which he was riding, disappeared, never to be found. Bill Martin will present a program that gives insight into this 73-year-old mystery.