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.
Alfred T. Bachman
Preferred Name: Al
Date of Birth: March 5, 1937
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Al Bachman served his country for 20 years. He’ll tell you that he “Never fired a shot in anger, but was always prepared to do so”. After his service, he spent 42 years as a dentist in general practice.