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.
Robert H. Butler
Preferred Name: Bob
Date of Birth: October 7, 1932
Highest Military Grade: Select
Bob Butler flew the F-100 with the 506th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Tinker AFB, OK; the 4515th Combat Crew Training Squadron and the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing out of Lakenheath RAFB, England.