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.
John R. Gearhart
Preferred Name: John
Nickname/Call Sign: Skyraider
Date of Birth: March 3, 1931
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Ask me about my attempt at a triple Immelmann in an F-100.