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.
Loren "Al" Doddroe
Preferred Name: Al
Date of Birth: October 11, 1934
Highest Military Grade: Select
Al Doddroe retired from the USAF in 1974. From 1988-1997 he was the Director of Operations, ATS at The Ohio State University, as a pilot and managing Corporate Flight Operations.