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.
Marcus A. Anderson
Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson was the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He oversaw Air Force inspection policy; criminal investigations; counterintelligence operations; the complaints and fraud, waste and abuse programs; intelligence oversight and two field operating agencies–the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
The general graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1961. He has held a variety of operational and staff assignments including the commander of a fighter wing in Europe, commandant of cadets at the academy, commander of a Numbered Air Force in Europe, and commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. He is a command pilot with more than 4,400 flying hours, including 240 combat missions in Southeast Asia.