Counterpoint U-2 pilot, Gary Powers
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©Peter Davis/Villon Films
Francis Gary Powers was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency Lockheed U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident. He later worked as a helicopter pilot for KNBC in Los Angeles and died in a 1977 helicopter crash. This image was taken during the production of Counterpoint: The U-2 Story.
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Counterpoint: The U-2 Story
The 1960 U-2 incident, told through the story of spies on different sides of the Iron Curtain. Mixed media collection relating to peter Davis’ film.