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.
Edward F. Gallardo
Preferred Name: Ed
Date of Birth: December 27, 1931
Highest Military Grade: Select
Hometown: Armstrong Creek, WI
Ed flew the F-100 with the 1st Fighter Day Squadron/413th Fighter Day Group out of Nellis AFB, NV.