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.
Daniel Foster Brown, III
On January 19, 1970, an HH-43B from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, rescued the pilot of an F-100F, Capt. Daniel F. Brown, (call sign “Misty 43 Alpha”) after he and his co-pilot, Capt. Ernest L. Farnsworth, ejected from their 23mm AAA damaged aircraft about 12 miles off the coast of Tam Ky.