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.
Loren D. Eastburn
“Entered the civilian business world……1984”
Loren Eastburn flew the F-100 from 1960-1961 at Luke and Nellis AFB, NV; from 1961-1965 with the 493rd Tactical Fighter Squadron/48th Tactical Fighter Wing out of RAF Lakenheath, England; from 1965-1966 with the 613th/614th/615th Tactical Fighter Squadrons out of England AFB, LA; from 1966-1967 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Phan Rang AB, RVN and as an Instructor from 1967-1969 with the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB, NV.