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.
Richard E. Bertrand
Preferred Name: Dick
Date of Birth: January 3, 1930
Highest Military Grade: Select
Dick Bertrand flew the F-100 with the 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron/354th Tactical Fighter Group,out of Kunsan AB, South Korea.