Posted on: 19 November 2001
Updated on: 19 November 2001
56-6715, Art. #382
#6715 w/orange flaps and a 4080th shield on tail!
Maj. Cooper achieved 1000 hrs flying time in the U-2 while in Alaska flying a U-2 in 1962
Left: Major Cooper, Center: Lonnie Peacock, Right: Robert Mann
History of #6715
Lost on 26 April 1965 near Borone, CA. Killing civilian pilot: Eugene Edens. Edens was practicing carrier landings at Edwards AFB, CA. when one wing dropped hit the ground hard, the a/c bounced back into the air. When the a/c rolled over and dove into the ground, Edens ejected but not in time and was killed.