WWII Photo – Celebrity Journalist Ernie Pyle Casual Snapshot – North Africa

Casual followers of this blog (as well as some dedicated followers) will know that I’m obsessed with casual snapshots of celebrities during the war.  I’m more interested in obscure personalities that rarely show up on eBay.  My collection includes shots of Spike Jones, Joe Brown, Frank Sinatra, Ernie Pyle, and Lee Marvin.  A few months back I  was lucky to add another shot of famed WWII journalist Ernie Pyle to my collection.  Sorry for the delay!


Glenn Miller Visits Knettishall – 388th Bomb Group – BIG BAND!

August 25th, 1944,

Glenn Miller poses with some members of the 388th Bomb Group.  Only a few months later Miller went missing during a flight over the English Channel,. spurring 70 years of mystery and intrigue.  His death is still an unknown, although many suggest that he was in fact a German spy.     The second image shows the crowd during the concert – snapped by Alegre from the front of the stage.

Some of Glenn’s best known hits are Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, Little Brown Jug and Tuxedo Junction.   Many of these songs are likely lost on my generation, but will be familiar to many of the readers of this blog.  Please check out the links listed below for some vintage Glenn Miller footage!





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