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WW11

  • Glenn Miller and America's Big Band

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    Glenn Miller, band leader, musician, arranger, and composer during the swing era of the 1940's became one of the most iconic names in music. In 1942 with patriotic intention of entertaining the Allied Forces to boost morale overseas, Glenn Miller joined the war effort and was given rank as Army Captain and leader of the Army Band. He would soon transfer to the U.S Army Air Force, playing at air fields and bases across the nation and finally shipping out to England during the Summer of 1944.

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    Miller's most famous recordings include "In The Mood", and "Moonlight Serenade".

    Miller was missing in action in 1944 on a flight from England to France over the English channel, but will forever be remembered as a hero and music star of the era.

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    Before Miller's disappearance, his music was used by World War II AFN radio broadcasting for entertainment and morale as well as counter-propaganda to denounce fascist oppression in Europe with even Miller once stating on radio "America means freedom and there's no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music."

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    Today Cockpit USA immortalizes Glenn Miller on our new lambskin A2 jacket reminiscent of the World War II years and swing music. Lined with a beautiful silk screened Glenn Miller Appliqué and a hand printed image of Glenn Miller playing his trombone on the back of the jacket; Cockpit USA’s Glenn Miller lambskin A-2 is designed for those who appreciate the great musicians who defined a whole era of popular culture.

  • Movie Monday: Casablanca

    A classic movie if ever there was one, Casablanca is a favorite among the masses. Set in the throes of WWII, the romantic drama follows the trials and tribulations of American expatriate and ex freedom fighter, Rick Blaine played by the legendary Humphrey Bogart as he negotiates his love for a woman and his battle against the Nazis. Directed by Michael Curtiz in 1942, Casablanca was nominated by eight Oscars, winning three. Hailed as a gem of the golden years of Hollywood, the heartbreaking performance between Bogart and his leading lady, Ingrid Bergman make this movie an undisputed classic and a Cockpit USA fave!

     

     

     

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