Francis Gary Powers
Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) was an American pilot and spy. He was known for creating the Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane which was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace. He was held as Prisoner of War under the Soviet Union. This caused the 1960 U-2 incident. This played a large role in the Cold War. He was born in Jenkins, Kentucky.
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- "CIA FOIA - Francis Gary Powers: U-2 Spy Pilot Shot Down by the Soviets". Foia.cia.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
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