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.

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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.

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b-52 bomber pictures | Broken Arrow incidents: when U.S. B-52 bombers lost their nuclear ...

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The Cold War Museum - not yet open to the public - but it's coming to Vint Hill at 7168 Lineweaver Rd, Warrenton, Virginia 20187

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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.

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1960: Soviet ground-to-air missiles shoot down a US supersonic U-2 spy plane on May 1. The Russians capture CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers. Soviet leader Khrushchev and wreckage from the U-2 shoot-down.

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. The film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union—in exchange for Rudolf Abel…

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