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 P. Hamilton
Preferred Name: Jim
Nickname/Call Sign: Geech
Date of Birth: December 2, 1938
Highest Military Grade: Select
Jim Hamilton flew the F-100 from 1970-1971 with the 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron/35th Tactical Fighter Wing out of Phan Rang AB, Vietnam.