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.
Wallis Ralph Calvert
Preferred Name: Wally
Nickname/Call Sign: Sugarfoot
Date of Birth: March 31, 1929
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Hometown: Bayard, NE
Wally Calvert was a “highly decorated pilot and a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, Lt. Colonel Calvert was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He served his country for 24 years before retiring in 1975.”