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.
Charles W. Armstrong
Bill served with the USAF for 22 years, 7 months retiring in 1975. He had 1445 hours in the F100C/D/F, 1335 hours in the T-38 instructing at Randolph AFB, and 755 hours in the F84E/F/G, 165 hours in the F86F. His highest award received is the Bronze Star.