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The U-2 incident, May, 1960

an American spy plane downed over Russia intensifies the cold war

by Fred J. Cook

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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Powers, Francis Gary, 1929- -- Juvenile literature,
  • Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-,
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Juvenile literature,
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency,
  • U-2 Incident, 1960 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Cold War -- Juvenile literature,
  • U-2 Incident, 1960

  • About the Edition

    Details the shooting down of a United States spy plane over Russia in 1960 and the effect of this incident on worldwide peace negotiations.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Fred J. Cook.
    SeriesA World focus book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK266.3 .C66
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p.
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5415050M
    ISBN 10053102710X
    LC Control Number73006796

    Jan 23,  · Cold War Cover Stories: The U-2 Incident On May 1, , at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union brought down an American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers. The U.S. government’s first reaction was to construct a believable cover story to conceal its program of high-altitude surveillance missions over the Soviet Union. U-2 Spy Plane Incident On May 1, , U.S. pilot* Francis Gary Powers was allegedly shot down while flying an Air Force Lockheed U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance airplane, affectionately known as .

    May 01,  · History Brief: the U-2 Incident Reading Through History Published on May 1, in April of , a U-2 piloted by Gary Powers was making a routine flight over the Soviet Union when the. One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, The event was recently depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident.

    Mar 20,  · can anyone tell me about the U-2 Incident during the 's I'm doing a research paper of a presidential election of the with richard nixon and kennedy. I need to find some scandals during this presidential election and this came up, I don't see how any of the two are tied into this. (5) News Conference Statement by the President, May 11, I have made some notes from which I want to talk to you about this U-2 incident. A full statement about this matter has been made by the State Department, and there have been several statesmanlike remarks by leaders of both parties.


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The U-2 incident, May, 1960 by Fred J. Cook Download PDF EPUB FB2

The U-2 Incident. Shot down by a Soviet surface to air missile on the morning of May 1,CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers had been on a top secret mission: to over fly and photograph denied territory from his U2 spy plane deep inside Russia. His fate and that of the entire U2. On May 1,a U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was brought down near Svedlovsk, Soviet Union while performing high altitude reconnaissance.

This event had a lasting negative impact on U.S. - U.S.S.R. relations. The details surrounding this event are to this day still shrouded in mystery.

Facts About the U-2 Incident. Francis Gary Powers served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and completed twenty-seven U-2 photographic reconnaissance missions for the CIA, including several overflights of the Soviet Union, until shot down by a Soviet surface-to-air missile on May 1, Cited by: 1.

The U-2 GRAND SLAM Flight Plan O n May 1,a Lockheed U-2 spy plane was shot down over the airspace The U-2 incident the Soviet Union. The United States denied the incident, but Premier Nikita Khrushchev knew better, since he had access to the U-2 remains and eventually became aware of the surviving American pilot, Captain Francis Gary Powers.

U-2 Incident, (), confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union that began with the shooting down of a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane over the Soviet Union and that caused the collapse of a summit conference in Paris between the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom.

On May 1,Francis Gary Powers took off from an air force base in Pakistan on an overflight of the Soviet Union in a U-2 spy plane. Detected by Soviet radar over Sverdlovsk, Powers' aircraft was targeted by many missiles and interceptor aircraft/5.

Jul 27,  · On May 1,a U-2 flight piloted by Francis Gary Powers disappeared while on a flight over Russia.

The CIA reassured the president that, even if the plane had been shot down, it. Aug 20,  · The Failed Summit An international diplomatic crisis erupted in May when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) shot down an American U-2 spy plane in Soviet air space and captured its.

Francis Gary Powers (August 17, – August 1, ) was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace, causing the U-2 incident.

He later worked as Known for: U-2 incident. The U-2 incident, May, by Fred J. Cook; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Cold War, Juvenile literature, U-2 Incident,United States, United States.

Central Intelligence Agency; People: Francis Gary Powers (). Get this from a library. The U-2 incident, May, an American spy plane downed over Russia intensifies the cold war. [Fred J Cook] -- Details the shooting down of a United States spy plane over Russia in and the effect of this incident on worldwide peace negotiations.

Jan 09,  · Book Sources: U-2 Spy Plane Incident () A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library. Click the title for location and availability information.

Jul 08,  · Reflecting the growing revisionist inter est in the Eisenhower presidency, MAYDAY is a comprehensive account of the CIA's U-2 program, which be came public knowledge only after the downing of Francis Gary Powers over Soviet airspace in Manufacturer: Open Road Media. U-2 Incident Facts - On May 1, Captain Gary Powers flew a U-2 spy plane to photograph targets in the Soviet Union.

The spy plane was detected but Soviet attempts to intercept the plane using fighter aircraft failed because of the U-2's extreme operating altitude. Jul 28,  · The U-2 incident, May, an American spy plane downed over Russia intensifies the cold war by Cook, Fred JPages: when an American U2 spy plane was shot down over Russia and the summit collapsed.

A summit was arranged in Paris to try to sort things out in May Effects of the U2 Incident. The Paris meeting collapsed and there was no Test Ban Treaty.

There was no discussion about the problem of Berlin - which, ultimately, led to the Berlin. Oct 14,  · On May 1,an America U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace, causing great embarrassment to the United States, which had tried to conceal its surveillance efforts from the USSR. Inthe U.S.

had established a secret intelligence facility in Pakistan in order to send U-2 spy planes into Soviet airspace and secretly sent the. Apr 22,  · This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Jan 27,  · On May 1,a U-2 was shot down over the Soviet Union, precipitating the U-2 Affair, and induring the Cuban missile crisis, a U-2 took photographs that confirmed the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.

Fred Cook writes well enough and his twenty or more books on political issues — including The FBI Nobody Knows and previous Watts juveniles The Army-McCarthy Hearings and The Cuban Missile Crisis — attest to his research abilities.

Here he dearly explains the background of the U-2 affair, its international consequences, and the facts of the event itself. The U2 spy plane was an ultralight glider-like plane designed to fly extremely high and take photographs for spying purposes.

It was hoped that the plane could fly higher than the Soviets could detect and for four years the plane took valuable photos of the Soviet Union's military situation.CIA instructions issued to U-2 pilots flying over hostile territory () Soviet diplomatic note to the US on the U2 incident (May ) President Eisenhower explains the purpose of U2 missions (May ) Khrushchev addresses the UN on the U2 spyplane incident (September ) Citation information Title: “Gary Powers and the U-2”.On May 1,a U-2 was shot down over Russia by a surface-to-air missile.

The pilot was captured, tried for espionage, and sentenced to 10 years in prison. (He was traded for a captured Soviet spy two years later.) No more overflights of the Soviet Union were attempted.