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.
French C. Brown
Preferred Name: Steve
Nickname/Call Sign: Boots
Date of Birth: October 15, 1930
Highest Military Grade: Select
Headed West Date: September 30, 2022
Before becoming a fighter pilot, French “Steve” Brown was a child actor in movies such as The Outriders and I Remember Mama.