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10/02/1962 Soviets exchange American for captured Russian spy

Powers was exchanged, along with American student Frederic Pryor, in a well-publicized spy swap at the Glienicke Bridge in Berlin. The exchange was for Soviet KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher, who had been caught by the FBI and tried and jailed for espionage. When released, Powers' total time in captivity was 1 year, 9 months and 10 days.