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 SPY Pilot presentation

Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, 

and a Controversial Cold War Legacy

July 21, 2022   |   6:30 p.m.

at the Air Force Museum Theatre

 

Join author and historian Francis Gary Powers Jr. for a presentation on one of the most talked-about events of the Cold War — the downing of an American U-2 spy plane. Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that his father was part of, and was featured in Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

Gary Powers Sr. was the U-2 pilot whose plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, triggering an international incident. Delving into old audio tapes, the transcript of his father's debriefing by the CIA, other recently declassified documents about the U-2 program, and interviews with his contemporaries, Powers sets the record straight in his latest book Spy Pilot. The result is a fascinating piece of Cold War history.

 

Presentation, followed by Q&A and book signing

 

 Tickets only $12 (Friends price $10)

Tickets and more information available at 937.751.1550

 

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