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1960 U-2 incident


U-2 Incident (1960)


History Brief: the U-2 Incident


Summit Crisis. Mr. K. In Ugly Mood Over U-2 Incident 1960 Newsreel


Mr. K. In Ugly Mood Over U-2 Incident


Mr. K In Ugly Mood Over U-2 Incident (1960)

On 1 May 1960, a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep into Soviet territory. The single-seat aircraft, flown by pilot Francis Gary Powers, was hit by an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile and crashed near Sverdlovsk. Powers parachuted safely and was captured.
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  • Background 

  • Event 

  • American cover-up and exposure 

  • Intelligence 

  • Aftermath 

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