MYERS, GLENN LEO
|Name: Glenn Leo Myers
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O2
Unit: 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Date of Birth: 1941
Home City of Record: Pittsburgh PA
Date of Loss: 09 August 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 175300 North 1062600 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C 1059
Other Personnel in Incident: Lauren Robert Lengyel, returnee
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. Corrections provided by Col. Jack
Foley, USAF, Ret. 2018.
REMARKS: 730314 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
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GLENN LEO MYERS
Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: August 9, 1967
Released: March 14, 1973
"Thanks, this is the greatest thing in the world," said Captain Glenn Myers
about the flag which he received at a welcome home reception in Penn Hills,
Captain Myers had left for Southeast Asia June 3, 1967. He flew an RF4-C
(photo reconnaissance) out of Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. He was
on a combat mission when he was shot down August 9, 1967. He was reported
missing in action for 31 months. His status was changed to prisoner of war
March 9, 1970 when his first letter was received. He was held in a North
Vietnamese prison camp for five years, seven months.
A Pennsylvanian by birth, he was born in East McKeesport in 1941 and was
graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1959. In 1965 he was graduated from
The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina with a B.S. in chemistry. He was
commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in January 1965 and in 1966 finished pilot
training and photo reconnaissance crew training. He was thereafter a member
of the 22nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron until June 1967 when he was
"Welcome Home - We Love You" was the greeting on a sign displayed at the
Pittsburgh International Airport when he arrived. "This reception is taking
my breath away," Captain Myers said. "Thank you for your support while I was
"Many days as I sat in Hanoi without much to do, I thought of days I had
spent in Penn Hills. I recalled just about every nook and cranny of
Frankstown Road and Saltsburg Road and Verona Road, every road I could think
of and every little house, and every face I could think of."
When a flag was hoisted on the airport flagpole, he told what he felt: "It
meant a lot to us to raise that flag we fought for (for) so long, and that
you backed us for."
Glenn Myers retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt Colonel. He and
his wife Audrey reside in Tennessee.
Subject: Glenn L. Myers
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
In reading the bio of Glenn Myers,... I found a couple of errors
relating to his capture date and unit of assignment. I was in pilot
training at Moody AFB with him, Class 66G, and we were together through
first assignment in RF-4C's and then to Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN.
The bio mentions -- "He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in January
1965 and in 1966 finished pilot training and photo reconnaissance crew
training. He was thereafter a member of the 22nd Tactical Reconnaissance
Squadron until June 1967 when he was captured."
The bio itself shows his shootdown date as Aug 9, 67, which negates the
June 1967 date mentioned above, which was really the date he shipped
over to Vietnam... also, the 22nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron was
our unit at Mountain Home AFB before we were assigned to Tan Son Nhut.
There we were assigned to the 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron;
where he was when shot down...
Also, "Other Personnel in Incident:" .. I'm quite sure his front seater
was Lauren Robert Lengyel ... they were usually crewed together and the
shootdown date and coordinates match.
I as so glad I discovered this site.... I can't wait to look up some
more friends.. Thanks to all those who are/were involved in maintaining
this important record!!
Jack O. Foley, Colonel, USAF, Ret.