RYAN, WILLIAM CORNELIUS JR.
Remains returned, Identified 01/06/2017
Name: William Cornelius Ryan Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/O2
Unit: VMFA 115 MAG 13
Date of Birth: 24 April 1944
Home City of Record: BOGOTA NJ
Date of Loss: 11 May 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 165425 North 1055856 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Other Personnel in Incident:
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 and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020
CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/3 YRS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS/QUANG TIN
No further information available at this time.
|11th May 1969
USMCF-4B Phantom II 15288V MFA‑115, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Hit by ground fire near Ban Kate in southern
Laos Martin-Baker1/LT Gary L Bain
ejected see also 12 January 1969
1/LT William Cornelius Ryan
KIA see also 12 January 1969
From the Tinker AFB news
40 Years Later: Remembering the 'Mothers Day mission'
/By Journal Record Staff <http://journalrecord.com/tinkertakeoff/author/admin>
Posted: 01:00 AM Thursday, May 21, 2009
Radar Intercept Officer Marine Lt. William C. Ryan, left, and Lt. Gary Bain of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron, VMFA-115 at an airfield in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of Gary Bain)
“Mayday, mayday, mayday,” called the forward air controller. “Manual four two is down. Manual four two is down. One good chute.”
Marine 1st Lt. Gary Bain hit the ground hard, his arm and leg already broken from the ejection. There was no sign of his fellow crewman from the F-4 Phantom and Lieutenant Bain’s survival radio wouldn’t work. Unable to move, Lieutenant Bain was down behind enemy lines. It was Mother’s Day May 11, 1969 and his 213th bombing mission of the war. It would be his last combat flight.
Forty years later, almost to the day, Capt. Gary Bain USMC (Ret.) brought together many of the participants of that day to his Wellston, Oklahoma farm, to remember, to reflect and to give thanks......
From: DPAA NCR OC Mailbox DPAA COMMS [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Billy Ryan will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on May 10, the eve of the crash anniversary.
|NATIONAL LEAGUE OF FAMILIES OF AMERICAN PRISONERS
AND MISSING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
UPDATE: April 1, 2017
AMERICANS RECENTLY ACCOUNTED FOR:On March 28th, DPAA Statistics listed three USMC personnel as recently accounted for: Captain John A. House of NY, Cpl Glyn L. Runnels, Jr., of AL, and LCpl John D. Killen, II, of IA. All were listed as KIABNR on June 30, 1967, in South Vietnam. Their remains were recovered in June, 2012, and identification was authorized on December 22, 2015. DPAA has not yet published the formal announcement with interment plans. On March 7th, DPAA released an announcement that Captain Daniel W. Thomas, USAFR, listed as MIA on July 6, 1971 in South Vietnam, had been accounted for. Remains were recovered by a Vietnamese Unilateral Recovery Team (URT) in August, 2014, and identified in August, 2015, as those of Major Donald G. Carr, USA, the other person in the OV-10A piloted by Capt Thomas. Subsequent recovery efforts by the URT and repatriation of additional remains and material in April, 2016, brought the more recent ID of Capt Thomas. DPAA also listed on its website, under Statistics, the accounting for Colonel William E. Campbell, USAF, listed as MIA in Laos January 29, 1969. His remains were recovered April 17, 2014, identified August 29, 2016, and his name was placed on the DPAA website as accounted for on March 3rd. On February 22nd, DPAA announced the ID of Capt Robert R. Barnett, USAF, listed as KIA/BNR on April 7, 1966 while piloting a B-57B over Laos. His remains were recovered June 18, 2015 and identified August 16, 2016. Earlier this year, a Marine Corps Reserve officer, 1st Lt William C. Ryan, was the first person since June of 2016 announced as accounted for from the Vietnam War. 1st Lt Ryan was listed KIA/BNR in Laos on May 11, 1969. His remains were recovered January 27, 2016, and identified December 7, 2016.
Marine Who Was MIA for 48 Years Buried at Arlington National Cemetery a Day After Widow's Burial... times for Ryan, who was the radar intercept officer, but he received no response, the Department of Defense's POW/MIA Accounting Agency said....
...The day after Ryan's family learned his remains finally had been found, they learned his widow, Judith Azzara, had cancer. The former Fairfax County principal died April 11. She was buried Tuesday, a day before her husband's burial.
"I did her eulogy yesterday. We had her funeral yesterday in Reston, at St. John Neumann, and today, my dad," Azzara and Ryan's son, Mike Ryan, said Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. He was just a day from his first birthday when his father was killed....