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.
Hanns H. Hagen
Hanns Hagen flew the F-100 from 1961-1964 with the 492 TFS/48th TFW out of RAF Lakenheath, England. After serving in the USAF he flew as a Captain with TWA until 1997.
He now lives in Weatherby Lake, MO, with his wife of 65 years, Lois J. Dawson. They have two children and seven grandchildren and enjoy times with friends around the world.