Glen Louis Donlea enlisted in the Marine Corps 19 November 1942 from Winthrop Iowa. Completed recruit training 10th Recruit Training Battalion MCB San Diego. Assigned Radio Company Signal Battalion MCB San Diego for training. April 1943 assigned HQ Squadron 42, Marine Base Defense Aircraft Group - 42 (MBDAG-42) MCAS Santa Barbara CA as Aviation Radio Operator (MOS 754). Promoted to Private First Class and Corporal in MBDAG-42 at MCAS Santa Barbara.
1944 Assigned Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214. Promoted to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant in VMF-214. February 1944 embarked aboard the USS Franklin (CV-13). 19 March 1945 off the coast of Japan the USS Frankling hit by two enemy bombs. The USS Franklin did not sink but had 807 killed and 487 wounded.
Killed in Action and buried at sea.
Next of Kin: Parents Mr Frank L and Mrs Mae G Donlea, General Delivery, Winthrop, Iowa.
Commemorated on Walls of Missing ABMC Honolulu Memorial.