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.
W. Scott Cooledge, III
Preferred Name: Scott
Date of Birth: July 22, 1933
Highest Military Grade: Select
Scott Cooledge flew the F-100 from 1957-1960 with the 7th Tactical Fighter Squadron/49th Tactical Fighter Wing/388th Fighter Bomber Wing out of Etain AB, France.