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.
James M. Gafney
Preferred Name: Jim
Date of Birth: June 9, 1934
Highest Military Grade: Select
Jim Gafney flew the F-100 from 1966-1967 with the 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron/35th Tactical Fighter Wing out of England AFB, LA and Phan Rang AB, Vietnam.