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.
Joseph Quigley Cael, Sr.
Joe attended USAF pilot training as an Aviation Student (USAF, SSgt) in class 60-F flying the T-37 and T-33. He checked out in the F-100C with the New Jersey ANG. He later flew ANG C-97’s, KC-97’s and C-130’s in the Pacific and in Southeast Asia.
He was hired by TWA in 1966, flying Super Constellations, 707’s, 727’s, 1011’s. Additionally, he flew the 747 as a Captain and Check Airman.