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Name

                           Rank

    First Flight/Solo

Tony Levier (LAC)

Civ

1-Aug-55

Robert Matye (LAC)

Civ

5-Aug-55

J. Ray Goudey (LAC)

Civ

Aug-55

Robert Sieker (LAC) {1956}

Civ

Sep-55

Bob Schumacher (LAC)

Civ

18-Nov-55

Louis A. Garvin

Maj

Nov/Dec-55

John H. Meirdierck

Capt

Nov/Dec-55

Robert E. Mullin

Maj

12 Dec-55

Phillip O. Robertson

Lt. Col

Nov/Dec-55

Louis C. Setter

Capt

Nov/Dec-55

William R. Yancey

Col

Nov/Dec-55

Martin Knutson

Civ

19-Jan-56

Carl K. Overstreet

Civ

30-Jan-56

Glendon Dunaway

Civ

Jan-56

Jacob Kratt

Civ

Jan-56

Carmine Vito

Civ

Jan-56

Hervey Stockman

Civ

9-Feb-56

Tom Birkhead

Civ

Mar/May-56

Buster Edens {1965}

Civ

Mar/May-56

William W. Hall

Civ

Mar/May-56

E.K. Jones

Civ

Mar/May-56

William H. Dad McMurray

Civ

Mar/May-56

Frank G. Powers

Civ

May-56

Harry Cordes

Capt

May-56

Sam Synder

Civ

Mar/May-56

Wilber J. Rose {1956}

Civ

Mar/May-56

Thomas L. Crull

Civ

14-Aug-56

Lyal Rudd

Civ

14-Aug-56

John C. Shinn

Civ

28-Aug-56

Frank Grace {1956}

Civ

31-Aug-56

Barry Baker

Civ

Aug/Sep-56

Jim Barnes

Civ

Aug/Sep-56

Jim Cherbonneaux

Civ

Aug/Sep-56

Howard Carey {1956}

Civ

17-Sep-56

Bob Ericson

Civ

18-Sep-56

Albert Rand

Civ

Aug/Sep-56

James Al Smiley

Civ

Aug/Sep-56

James Abraham

Civ

1956

Jim Allison

Civ

1956

Russell Kemp

Civ

1956

John W. (Bill) Strickland

Civ

1956

Jack D. Nole

Col

13-Nov-56

Joe M. Jackson

Maj

14-Nov-56

Floyd Herbert

Maj

15-Nov-56

Richard K. Nevett

Maj

6-Dec-56

Howard E. Cody

Maj

11-Dec-56

Richard A. Atkins Jr.

Capt

18-Feb-57

Warren J. Boyd

Capt

18-Feb-57

Raymond L. Haupt

Capt

18-Feb-57

Joe R. King

Capt

19-Feb-57

Richard S. Heyser

Capt

19-Feb-57

Michael E. Styer

1/Lt

19-Feb-57

Lloyd R. Leavitt Jr.

Capt

13-Mar-57

Bennidect A. Lacombe {1957}

Capt

13-Mar-57

William L. Alison

Capt

13-Mar-57

Anthony P. Bevacqua

1/Lt

14-Mar-57

Jack M. Graves

1/Lt

14-Mar-57

Marion C. Mixson

Col

17-Mar-57

Edwin G. Emerlling

Capt

11-Apr-57

Richard E. McGraw

Capt

11-Apr-57

John A. Campbell {1962}

Capt

12-Apr-57

Kenneth W. Alderman

1/Lt

12-Apr-57

Leo E. Smith {1957}

1/Lt

1-May-57

Ford E. Lowcock {1957}

1/Lt

25-Jun-57

Linus L. Lee

Capt

26-Jun-57

Alfred V. Chapin Jr. {1958}

1/Lt

27-Jun-57

James D. Sala

1/Lt

27-Jun-57

Ted Limmer (LAC)

Civ

Jun-57

Scott G. Smith

Capt

2-Jul-57

James A. Qualls

Capt

3-Jul-57

Roger L. Cooper

Capt

3-Jul-57

Patrick J. Halloran

Capt

3-Jul-57

Frank L. Stuart

1/Lt

8-Jul-57

James A. Black

Capt

10-Jul-57

Edward C. Perdue

Capt

10-Jul-57

Roger H. Herman

Capt

10-Jul-57

Bobbie G. Gardiner

Capt

28-Jul-57

Marvin W. Doering

Capt

1-Aug-57

Nathan J. Adams

Col

6-Aug-57

Hayden C. Curry

Maj

7-Aug-57

Forrest W. Wilson

Maj

14-Aug-57

Roy L. St Martin

1/Lt

26-Aug-57

James R. Bedford Jr. ??

Capt

26-Aug-57

Rudolph Anderson Jr.{1962}

Capt

3-Sep-57

John T. McElveen

Capt

3-Sep-57

Edward B. Dixon

Capt

18-Sep-57

Robert D. Pine

1/Lt

1-Oct-57

Earl S. Lewis

Capt

4-Oct-57

Wesley E. McFadden

Capt

16-Oct-57

Cozier S. Kline

Capt

2-Dec-57

Donald R. James

Capt

24-Jan-58

Austin J. Russell

B/Gen

3-Mar-58

Adrian W. Acebedo

Maj

27-Mar-58

John A. MacArthur (RAF)

FltLt

3-Jun-58

David E. Dowling (RAF)

Sqdn Ldr

4-Jun-58

Michael G. Bradley (RAF)

Sqdn Ldr

10-Jun-58

Christopher H. Walker (RAF)

Sqdn Ldr

12-Jun-58

Willam T. Rodenbach

Capt

13-Jun-58

Robert M. Wood

Capt

2-Jul-58

Robert A. Ginther

1/Lt

9-Jul-58

Paul L. Haughland {1958}

1/Lt

6-Aug-58

Patrick Hunerwadel (SJ) {58}

Capt

11-Sep-58

Kenneth R. Van Zandt

Maj

29-Sep-58

Robert T. Robinson (RAF)

Sqdn Ldr

29-Sep-58

Horace B. Reeves

Maj

5-Oct-58

Richard J. Callahan

Capt

13-Oct-58

Buddy L. Brown

Capt

24-Oct-58

John B. Boynton

Maj

24-Oct-58

Andrew J. Bratton Jr.

Col

31-Oct-58

Robert Jacobson (SJ)

Capt

1958

Philip T. Smith (SJ)

Capt

1958

Harry Andonian (SJ)

Maj

Jan-59

Donald L. Evans (SJ)

Capt

Jan-59

Ronald E. Hendrick

Capt

12-Feb-59

Harold E. Melbratten

Maj

16-Feb-59

Gerald E. McIlmoyle

Capt

23-Mar-59

William R. Stickman

Capt

27-Mar-59

Richard W. Rauch

Maj

11-May-59

Floyd B. Kifer

Capt

11-May-59

Yang Shih-Chu Gimo (CAF)

Lt. Col

15-May-59

Chen Huai-Sheng (CAF) {1962}

Maj

15-May-59

Wang Tai-Yow Tiger (CAF)

Maj

15-May-59

Chih Yaohua (CAF) {1961}

Maj

18-May-59

Hua Hischun Mike (CAF)

Maj

25-May-59

T.J. Jackson Jr.

Col

15-Jun-59

Charles B. Stratton

Capt

22-Jun-59

Robert J. Schueler

Capt

6-Jul-59

Robert M. Powell

Capt

3-Aug-59

Robert E. Hall

Capt

7-Aug-59

Kennth R. McCaslin

Lt. Col

17-Aug-59

Jack Carr

Capt

9-Sep-59

Junior B. Reed

Maj

9-Oct-59

Raleigh B. Myers

Maj

30-Nov-59

Norris Hanks (SJ)

Capt

1959



Deployment Orders transferring CIA U-2 Pilots from
Watertown, NV. to Lakenheath, England
Travel Orders 1 Travel Orders 2


U-2 Crew members
Photo provided by Roadrunner Historian, Frank Murray
L-R
Chet Bohart, Cy Perkins, Francis Gary Powers, Sammy Snyder, Tommy Birkhead, Ed Perry, E.K. Jones, William "Dad" MacMurray, William "Bill" Hall, Buster Edens, Jim Charbonneaux, Harry Cordes

A rare photo of the U-2 flying in Diamond Formation

This photograph, made in Europe in 1957, shows aircraft of the first U-2 detachment to be deployed for operational use in intelligence gathering. On this particular day four aircraft were flown on shakedown flights, with take-off and landing times that resulted in their being airborne at the same time. The pilots, experienced fighter pilots, took this opportunity to exhibit the U-2 to ground personnel in a fighter show formation - the Diamond.
Lead aircraft, Glendon (Glen) Dunaway; right wing, Jacob (Jake) Kratt; left wing, Carl Overstreet; slot, Carmine Vito. This undoubtedly is the first - - and only - - four aircraft formation flown in U-2 airplanes.
Photo taken by Hervey Stockman
Donated by former CIA U-2 pilot Carl Overstreet
508th
U-2 Pilot Gary Francis Powers, front left, while stationed with the
40th Air Division, 508th Fighter Wing, Turner AFB, Georgia


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