Glenn Miller toby jug produced by Bairstow Manor Pottery of Hanley, England, circa 2020 in a limited edition of 300. Glenn Miller (1904-1944) was born in Clarinda, Iowa on March 1, 1904. Miller was a famous American big band founder, owner, conductor, composer, "ace" arranger, trombone player and recording artist before and during World War II when he was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was one of the most popular and successful bands of the 20th century and the big band era. His military group, the Major Glenn Miller Army Air Forces Orchestra, was also popular and successful. He was declared dead after he went missing in action (MIA) on December 15, 1944, on a flight over the English Channel. The toby jug depicts Miller in his military uniform holding his trombone, with a pair of eighth notes as the handle. The jug was modeled by Ray Noble.