RUNYAN, ALBERT EDWARD Name: Albert Edward Runyan Rank/Branch: O4/United States Air Force, pilot Unit: 20th TRS Date of Birth: Home City of Record: Oakland CA Date of Loss: 29 April 1966 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 211000N 1045000E Status (in 1973): Releasee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF101 Missions: 88 NOTE: Flew 100 missions during Korean War Other Personnel in Incident: none Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK 06 September 1996 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. REMARKS: 021273 RELEASED BY DRV
SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors). UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO ALBERT E. RUNYAN Colonel - United States Air Force Shot Down: April 29, 1966 Released: February 12, 1973 Colonel Albert E. Runyan entered Aviation Cadets in August of 1949 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in February of 1951. He flew 100 combat missions in the Korean War and returned to the United States in March of 1952. He then served two tours in Europe as a Reconnaissance Pilot. Colonel Runyan received his degree from the University of Omaha in 1965 where he majored in Business Administration. He went to Vietnam in January 1966 and was shot down on the 29th of April 1966. He was released on the 12th of February 1973. Colonel Runyan's wife, Terry, and his four children reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Damon, 20, is a Junior at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, New Mexico. Patricia, 18, is a Freshman at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Coreen, 14, is a ninth grader, and little Scotty, 9, is a third grader. Colonel Runyan plans to retire from the Air Force in the Spring of 1974 and remain in Albuquerque.
Albert Runyan retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and lives in New Mexico.