21 September 1956 – Grumman company test pilot Tom Attridge shoots himself down in a Grumman F-11F Tiger, BuNo 138260, during a Mach 1.0 20 degree dive from 22,000 feet. Tom fires two bursts from the fighter’s 20mm cannon during the descent, and as he reaches 7,000 feet (2,100 m) the jet is struck multiple
Henry A. Lile, MD
Dr. Henry Lile was the Chief Flight Surgeon at Brooks AFB, TX. He is a radiologist in Little Rock, Arkansas and is affiliated with Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System-Little Rock. He received his medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.