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.
Sherwood W. Hall
Preferred Name: Woody
Date of Birth: November 26, 1926
Highest Military Grade: 0-4 – Major
Hometown: Portland, OR
Woody Hall flew the F-100 from 1957-1959 with the 7272nd Combat Crew Training Squadron out of Wheelus AFB, Libya.