Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy

Francis Gary Powers, Jr., founder of The Cold War Museum, and co-author of Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy, will discuss his father’s capture after his U-2 plane was shot down over Soviet air space during the cold war.

[Recorded on July 15, 2021.]

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      Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

      Francis Gary Powers, Jr., is the founder and chairman emeritus of the Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity in Vint Hill, Virginia, near Washington, DC. As chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study, he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemoration, interpretion, and preservation. He served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies. He lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E channels.

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