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Today in World War II History—December 15, 1939 & 1944

Maj. Glenn Miller, US Army Air Forces (USAF photo)

Maj. Glenn Miller, US Army Air Forces (USAF photo)

80 Years Ago—December 15, 1939: Movie premiere of Gone with the Wind, starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, in Atlanta, GA.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 15, 1944: A UC-64 aircraft carrying bandleader Maj. Glenn Miller of the US Army Air Forces disappears over the English Channel in a presumed crash in bad weather.

US 24th Infantry Division lands on Mindoro in the Philippines, and finds little Japanese opposition.

Movie premiere of Hollywood Canteen, starring Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, and a host of movie stars.