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.
Samuel A. Hodnett
Sam Hodnett flew the F-100 with the 492nd & 494th Tactical Fighter Squadron/48th Tactical Fighter Wing out of RAFB Lakenheath, England.
He is President and Owner of Sierra Capital Group in Knoxville, TN, and describes himself as an Advocate for Social Justice, the environment and preserving Earth for our descendants. He is also a Private Investor, a volunteer with PHWFF & TU, and serves as the Service Partnership Coordinator at Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited