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.
Thomas Herbert Clark
After departing the USAF in 1975, I spent thirty (30) years at General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin in Ft. Worth, Texas on the F-16 Program as a Systems Engineer, International Marketing Manager, and Program Manager. I worked on the F-16 Program from prototype days to nearly the last ones built. Great ride and learned so much by working a dozen entirely different jobs or projects.
I’m now retired and living in Ft. Worth doing photography, especially of aircraft museums and air shows, old trains, and landscapes. My pictures are at TomClarkPhotography.Com, including the last two SSS reunions and some great landscapes shot in the Nevada desert.