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.
Amos Oliver Fox - KIA
Major Amos O. Fox had enlisted in the USAF and had previously served in Korea. On July 23, 1967 he began his Vietnam tour with the 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, stationed at Phan Rang Air Base.
On April 23, 1968, MAJ Fox was on approach to Phan Rang in a USAF North American F-100D Super Sabre (#55-2923) when he reportedly flew into some clouds and hit a ridgeline. Fox was killed in the crash. After the incident, the approach to the airbase was redrawn.(1)
Amos is buried at All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery in Pawleys Island, SC.
Source (1): [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Richard Buickerood (October 2019)] (2) More info from HonorStates.org