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
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.


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

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.