From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Glessner '42

Date of birth: December 2, 1919

Date of death: December 24, 1944

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

Robert Donaldson Glessner resigned on February 10, 1940 because he was “deficient in studies, first term’s work. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign.”


From Find A Grave:

A newspaper index listing indicates First Lieutenant R. D. Glessner, USAAF, lost his life over China while engaged as a fighter pilot.

Married the former Miss Eleanor Louise Wallace two months previously.

This document has much the same information. Unable to find any details.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery; internment occurred in November 1947.

Class of 1942

Robert is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.