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Cold War U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers - Signed Book...Rare
Except for the Cuban Missile Crisis, the shootdown by the Russians of the U-2 spyplane, was perhaps the most dangerous period in the Cold War. In this book, Operation Overflight, the U-2 pilot tells his story for the first time. The overflights, authorized by President Eisenhower, were only possible because of the range and great altitude obtained by the Lockheed Skunk Works famous 'bird', and were a weekly reminder to the Russians of their weakness and inability to engage this peaceful but snoopy invader. To this day no one is absolutely certain whether a Russian missile or mechanical problems brought the plane down. Powers was tried and held by the Soviets until traded for their own spy, Rudolph Abel. Ironically, Powers died in a helicopter crash working for a TV station..Obtained by a five star bookstore specializing in aviation and space.
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