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Francis Gary Powers Jr.

Originally posted April 2004

Operation Overflight

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On May 1st, 1960, the Cold War entered a serious new phase when the Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 spy plane, and captured its pilot, a young aviator named Francis Gary Powers. He was put on trial, convicted of espionage, and sentenced to ten years, but just two years later was returned to the U.S. for a Soviet spy we'd caught. Now his son, Francis Gary Powers Jr., has overseen the re-publication of his late father's 1970 memoir of the incident.




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