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    Name: Spy Pilot
    Date: August 1, 2024
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    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. 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, 1960. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident. Soviet authorities eventually released him in exchange for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. On his return to the United States, Powers was exonerated of any wrongdoing while imprisoned in Russia, yet a cloud of controversy lingered until his untimely death in 1977. Special thanks to the Richard Bong American Legion Post 435 for sponsoring this special program!
    Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center
    305 E 2nd St.
    Superior, WI
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, August 1, 2024
    Contact Information:
    Briana Fiandt
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