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.
Earl Q. Adams
Preferred Name: Earl
Nickname/Call Sign: E.Q.
Date of Birth: November 18, 1939
Highest Military Grade: Select
Earl Q. Adams flew F-100’s with the 493rd TFS/48th TFW.