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Creators:
Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977
Dates:
1929-1986
bulk 1952-1977
Size:
1.53 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes, 1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to Francis Gary Powers's flying career in the Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, and later pursuits. The majority of the documents deal with the May 1960 U-2 incident, in which Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a reconnaisance mission and imprisoned. Materials include: logbooks; flight records from his military and civilian careers; a pocket diary and journal he kept during his Soviet imprisonment; letters to his parents; materials collected by his parents as his father attempted to visit him including a telegram from Nikita Khrushchev and a New Testament given to Powers by his mother during his Soviet trial; Congressional hearing material; newspaper articles; Life magazine; and several photographs of Powers.

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