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.

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.

Major Merryl (David) Tengesdal The First and Only Black Woman to Fly the Air Forces Elite U-2 Spy Plane

Major Merryl (David) Tengesdal The First and Only Black Woman to Fly the Air Forces Elite U-2 Spy Plane

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.

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.

A group of U-2 spy planes from U.S. Forces Korea are being temporarily deployed to Okinawa, Japan, according to a Japanese news service.

Report: U-2 spy planes deployed to Okinawa

A group of U-2 spy planes from U.S. Forces Korea are being temporarily deployed to Okinawa, Japan, according to a Japanese news service.

U-2 Spy Plane 130 inch WS Giant Scale RC AIrplane PDF Plans & Templates for…

Syma S107/S107G Phantom 3CH 3.5 Channel Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro (Red)

U-2 Spy Plane 130 inch WS Giant Scale RC AIrplane PDF Plans & Templates for…

Shady Lady: Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

Shady Lady: Flying the U-2 Spy Plane (Hardcover)

Shady Lady: Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

From the Cuban missile crisis overflights to missions in support of United Nations weapons inspection teams in Iraq, the U-2 spy plane performs a diverse array of intelligence gathering operations. ©  CORBIS SYGMA

From the Cuban missile crisis overflights to missions in support of United Nations weapons inspection teams in Iraq, the U-2 spy plane performs a diverse array of intelligence gathering operations. © CORBIS SYGMA

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.

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.

President John F. Kennedy meets with Air Force Maj. Richard Heyser, left, and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Curtis LeMay, center, at the White House in Washington to discuss U-2 spy plane flights over Cuba.

President John F. Kennedy meets with Air Force Maj. Richard Heyser, left, and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Curtis LeMay, center, at the White House in Washington to discuss U-2 spy plane flights over Cuba.

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