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.
Ed L. Becker
Preferred Name: Ed
Date of Birth: December 10, 1939
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Ed Becker flew the F-100 in 1969 with the 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron/31st Tactical Fighter Wing, out of Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam.