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.
David R. Brown
The Air Force was great. I never got out of the cockpit even when assigned to TAC HQ where I flew A-7 as Deputy Director of Stan/Eval. After retiring from the Air Force, I was the chief pilot for USF&G Insurance Company and flew Falcon’s 50, 900 & 2000 all over the world for 20 years.