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.
Howard T. Hanson
Preferred Name: Howard
Date of Birth: June 28, 1940
Highest Military Grade: 0-6 – Colonel
Howard Hanson flew the F-100 with the 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron and 522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron.