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.
Grover A. Crandall
Preferred Name: Randy
Date of Birth: August 8, 1932
Highest Military Grade: Select
Hometown: Mt. Carmel, IL
Headed West Date: January 17, 2020
Randy served from 1957-1959 with the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing and from 1970-1973 with the 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron.