Captain John Lconard (or Leonard) Ryan

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Oldleg, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Can anyone help me? I am trying to find out any information on American pilot Captain John Lconard (or Leonard) Ryan. Acording to a book he was to be picked up by Lysander near Lyons-La-Foret. I want to find out all I can about this gentleman.
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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

  4. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Albuquerque Journal Obituaries

    RYAN -- Dr. John Leonard Ryan, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, died on December 29, 2003 in Albuquerque. He was born in Troy, NY to John J. and Margaret Leonard Ryan on December 13, 1917. He was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean War, and retiring after 28 years of service. He was shot down on March 6, 1943 over Lorient, France, but escaped with the aid of the French Resistance. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Legion of Merit. After retirement from the military, John received a doctorate degree in Medieval Romance Languages and was a professor at the University of New Mexico. His wife, Janice Wargin Ryan preceded him in death in 1999. He is survived by his children, Laurie Scott, Lynne Gallagher, Mike Ryan and Terrie Ryan-Thomas; sister, Kathy Ivimey; and grandchildren, Clint, Jillian, Aaron, Katie, Maggie, Jade, and Crosby. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peters Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite, 8100 Eubank NE with Fr. John Noel, Celebrant. Celebration of Life will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Malarky's, 25 Hotel Circle NE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or Alzheimer's Association, 8100 Mountain Road NE, Suite 102, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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  5. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Tony, Guy, This is fantastic. I have had a glance through the E&E report and I can not see names of resistants. Can anyone see it or knows how I can find out?
  6. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Nice one!!
  7. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Several handwritten names on page 20 of Ryan's E&E report. Appendix A on pages 24-26 has names and addresses neatly printed.
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  8. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Found the names. Shame there is no one listed in the area of Lyons La Foret/Fleury La ForĂȘt area. I can image who may have been involved as I know a little of resistance in the area, just a shame they are not listed. The fact that Forest Yeo Thomas is mentioned means something to me as he was helped by Roger Vinay the local pharmacist.

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