30 November 1957 – Capt Benny Lacombe is killed when he unsuccessfully attempts to bail out of Lockheed U-2A, 56-6704, Article 371, 13 miles SE of Laughlin AFB. Ejection seats had not yet been fitted to U-2s at this point. The history of the U-2 program is fraught with fatalities and crashes. “CIA pilots Wilburn S.
George W. Acree
Col. George W. Acree II, aka Ace or Sabre, USAF retired after 28 yrs of service
George held a BS/ from the University of MD, Auburn University, and an MS from Auburn University. He was commissioned after attending AF ROTC as a 2nd Lt, Distinguished Graduate.
During his service, he attended Fighter Weapons School, USAF Operation Test Progam
Fighter Pilot Experience: Flew F-100D and F-105D and was an F-105G Wild Weasel in 38 combat missions. In all, he flew 256 combat missions.