LOWRY AFB The History

Glenn Miller, Major, AAF 

Original Publication:  04/19/2017  08:57
 Last Updated: 01/08/2018   10:05
Glenn   Miller   was   born   in   Clarinda,   Iowa   on   the   1st   of   March   1904.   He   attended   grade   school   in   North Platte,    Nebraska.    By    1918    his    family    had    moved    to    Ft.    Morgan,    CO    where    he    attended    high school…and   played   football   as   a   Left   End.   His   team   won   the   Northern   Colorado   Football   Conference in   1920.   Miller   entered   the   University   of   Colorado   in   1923,   but   soon   dropped   out   to   concentrate   on his music. In   1942   at   the   age   of   38   and   while   at   the   peak   of   his   career   as   an   accomplished   and   well-known   musician   making as   much   as   $15,000-$20,000   a   week,   Miller   joined   the   U.   S.   Army   Air   Force   initially   as   a   Lieutenant   with   an   eye towards modernizing the Army’s band.    On   December   15,   1944   he   flew   across   the   English   Channel   in   a   single   engine   UC-64   Norseman   aircraft.     The   plane was   lost   over   the   channel   and   no   trace   has   ever   been   found.   He   left   behind   his   wife,   the   former   Helen   Burger from Boulder, CO and two children they had adopted in 1943 and 1944. A   movie   titled   “The   Glenn   Miller   Story”   was   released   in   1954   starring   James   Stewart   as   Glenn   Miller with   segments   filmed   in   1953   at   Lowry   Air   Force   Base   in   what   is   now   known   as   Hangar   1,   the   “Wings Over   The   Rockies Air   &   Space   Museum.”   Frances   Langford,   who   had   a   small   cameo   appearance   in   the film,   was   also   a   part   of   the   episode   filmed   at   Lowry   AFB.   James   Stewart   had   also   served   in   the military eventually achieving the rank of Brigadier General in the USAF Reserve.
Glenn Miller, member of the United States Army Air Force.  [Wings] Glenn Miller, member of the United States Army Air Force.  [Wings] Glenn Miller, member of the United States Army Air Force.  [Wings] Glenn Miller, Civilian.  [Wings] Glenn Miller, Civilian.  [Wings] Glenn Miller, Civilian.  [Wings] Jimmy Steward in the role of Glenn Miller directs band for a review with Hanger #1 in the background.  [Wings] Jimmy Steward in the role of Glenn Miller directs band for a review with Hanger #1 in the background.  [Wings] Jimmy Steward in the role of Glenn Miller directs band for a review with Hanger #1 in the background.  [Wings] Jimmy Stewart, in role as Glenn Miller, marching with the band along one of Lowry AFB’s taxiways.  [Wings] Jimmy Stewart, in role as Glenn Miller, marching with the band along one of Lowry AFB’s taxiways.  [Wings] Jimmy Stewart, in role as Glenn Miller, marching with the band along one of Lowry AFB’s taxiways.  [Wings] Segments of the Glenn Miller Story were filmed in 1953 at Lowry AFB in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Segments of the Glenn Miller Story were filmed in 1953 at Lowry AFB in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Segments of the Glenn Miller Story were filmed in 1953 at Lowry AFB in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Francis Langford (as herself) signs autographs in a segment of the Glenn Miller Story in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Francis Langford (as herself) signs autographs in a segment of the Glenn Miller Story in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Francis Langford (as herself) signs autographs in a segment of the Glenn Miller Story in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings]
1. Glenn Miller, Civilian.

James Stewart, Brigadier General USAF 

5.   Segments   of   the   Glenn   Miller   Story   were   filmed   in   1953   at   Lowry   AFB   in   what   is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.
4.   Jimmy   Stewart,   in   role   as   Glenn   Miller,   marching   with   the   band   along   one   of   Lowry AFB’s taxiways.
6.   Francis   Langford   (as   herself)   signs   autographs   in   a   segment   of   the   Glenn   Miller Story in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.
3.   Jimmy   Stewart   in   the   role   of   Glenn   Miller   directs   band   for   a   review   with   Hanger #1 in the background.
2. Glenn Miller, member of the United States Army Air Force.
Francis Langford & cast entertain the Troops in a segment of "The Glen Miller Story" in what is now known as “Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Francis Langford & cast entertain the Troops in a segment of "The Glen Miller Story" in what is now known as “Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Francis Langford & cast entertain the Troops in a segment of "The Glen Miller Story" in what is now known as “Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings]

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AAF/USAF Band Performance
Lowry AFB The History

Glenn Miller, Major, AAF

James Stewart, Brigadier General USAF

Glenn   Miller   was   born   in   Clarinda,   Iowa   on   the   1st   of March    1904.    He    attended    grade    school    in    North Platte,   Nebraska.   By   1918   his   family   had   moved   to   Ft. Morgan,    CO    where    he    attended    high    school…and played    football    as    a    Left    End.    His    team    won    the Northern   Colorado   Football   Conference   in   1920.   Miller entered   the   University   of   Colorado   in   1923,   but   soon   dropped   out   to concentrate on his music. In   1942   at   the   age   of   38   and   while   at   the   peak   of   his   career   as   an accomplished   and   well-known   musician   making   as   much   as   $15,000- $20,000   a   week,   Miller   joined   the   U.   S.   Army   Air   Force   initially   as   a Lieutenant with an eye towards modernizing the Army’s band.    On   December   15,   1944   he   flew   across   the   English   Channel   in   a   single engine   UC-64   Norseman   aircraft.     The   plane   was   lost   over   the   channel and   no   trace   has   ever   been   found.   He   left   behind   his   wife,   the   former Helen   Burger   from   Boulder,   CO   and   two   children   they   had   adopted   in 1943 and 1944. A   movie   titled   “The   Glenn   Miller   Story”   was   released in   1954   starring   James   Stewart   as   Glenn   Miller   with segments   filmed   in   1953   at   Lowry   Air   Force   Base   in what   is   now   known   as   Hangar   1,   the   “Wings   Over The     Rockies     Air     &     Space     Museum.”     Frances Langford,   who   had   a   small   cameo   appearance   in   the film,   was   also   a   part   of   the   episode   filmed   at   Lowry AFB.    James    Stewart    had    also    served    in    the    military    eventually achieving the rank of Brigadier General in the USAF Reserve.
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1. Glenn Miller, Civilian.
2. Glenn Miller, member of the United States Army Air Force.  [Wings] 2. Glenn Miller, member of the United States Army Air Force.  [Wings] 2. Glenn Miller, member of the United States Army Air Force.  [Wings]
2.    Glenn    Miller,    member    of    the    United States Army Air Force.
Jimmy Steward in the role of Glenn Miller directs band for a review with Hanger #1 in the background.  [Wings] Jimmy Steward in the role of Glenn Miller directs band for a review with Hanger #1 in the background.  [Wings] Jimmy Steward in the role of Glenn Miller directs band for a review with Hanger #1 in the background.  [Wings]
3.    Jimmy    Stewart    in    the    role    of    Glenn Miller    directs    band    for    a    review    with Hanger #1 in the background.
Jimmy Stewart, in role as Glenn Miller, marching with the band along one of Lowry AFB’s taxiways.  [Wings] Jimmy Stewart, in role as Glenn Miller, marching with the band along one of Lowry AFB’s taxiways.  [Wings] Jimmy Stewart, in role as Glenn Miller, marching with the band along one of Lowry AFB’s taxiways.  [Wings]
4.   Jimmy   Stewart,   in   role   as   Glenn   Miller, marching    with    the    band    along    one    of Lowry AFB’s taxiways.
5.    Segments    of    the    Glenn    Miller    Story were   filmed   in   1953   at   Lowry AFB   in   what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.
6.    Francis    Langford    (as    herself)    signs autographs    in    a    segment    of    the    Glenn Miller    Story    in    what    is    now    known    as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.
Francis Langford (as herself) signs autographs in a segment of the Glenn Miller Story in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings]
Segments of the Glenn Miller Story were filmed in 1953 at Lowry AFB in what is now known as Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings]
Francis Langford & Cast Entertain the Troops in a segment of "The Glen Miller Story" in what is now known as “Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.  [Wings] Francis Langford & Cast Entertain the Troops; "The Glen Miller Story" Francis Langford & Cast Entertain the Troops; "The Glen Miller Story"
7.   Francis   Langford   &   cast   entertain   the troops   in   a   segment   of   "The   Glen   Miller Story"   in   what   is   now   known   as   “Hanger #1, Bldg. 401.
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