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.
Frederick B. Hobbs
Preferred Name: Fred
Date of Birth: February 16, 1950
Highest Military Grade: Select
Hometown: Ft. White, FL
Fred Hobbs flew the F-100 from 1977-1981 with the 113th Tactical Fighter Squadron/181st Tactical Fighter Group, out of Terra Haute, IN.