Enlisted in Gainesville, TX, where he was working in 1942. Trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Barksdale in Louisiana, Drane Field in Lakeland, and Ft. Myers, Florida, then served at RAF Honington in England from 1942 - November 1945. He returned on the Queen Mary, landing at NY, then heading to Ft. Dix,
NJ. He took a train to Lakeland, FL, before heading back to his family in Dallas. He later joined the Naval Reserve and had some additional training at Ft. Polk, LA.
Last person to interview and photograph Glenn Miller before his untimely death.
Good Conduct Medal
Military | Major | Band Leader, Entertainer
Glenn Miller enlisted in the US Army Air Force in 1942 leaving behind a successful music career. He was appointed as a Captain in the Army Specialist Corps and specialized in raising soldiers' morale through music. Miller organized the Glenn Miller...
Units served with
8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in...
Military site : non-airfield
High Wycome known as Daws Hill was the Headquarters of Eighth Air Force Bomber Command (Pinetree). Situated on land and in a house formerly occupied by Wycombe Abbey School and restored to them by the US on 9 May 1946.
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