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The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower and during the leadership of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down over the airspace of the Soviet Union.


February 10, 1962 Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Berlin Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.


Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident: Francis Gary Powers, Curt Gentry


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Still Mysterious: Gary Powers and the Spy Plane Incident

Still Mysterious: Gary Powers and the Spy Plane Incident: 1962: Gary Powers, the American spy pilot shot down over Russia, with a model of the U 2 spy plane at a Senate Armed Forces Committee in Washington.

«Incident U-2 » Acrylique sur toile. La musique cubaine, le 1er mai 1960 et la guerre froide.