Trombonist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and military hero Glenn Miller was born on this day in 1904. He volunteered for military duty in 1942, and ended up in the US Army Air Forces, leading their band from 1942 to 1944. On December 15, 1944, Miller took off from England bound for Paris, but his plane disappeared over the English Channel and has never been officially found. "Moonlight Serenade" is a Miller composition and was his signature tune. This recording is from 1939.