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I was selected to be on the #sag nominating committee for the #academyawards and I just watched #bridgeofspies . Excellent movie about the #coldwar #garypowers era.

ЗРК С-75 в засаде :) #lockheedu2 #lockheed #garypowers #coldwar #sa2guideline

Pig island got its name from people raising pigs on it because there was no need to fence them in. Problem is that black bears are good swimmers. #uav #surveying #garypowers #kootenayriver

The Dragon Lady is unlike any other.
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"DRAGON LADY"
#u2 #spy #dragonlady #altitude #black
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Video 🎥 source by Military Machines {Edited by @lvjackpilot} ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
#avporn #avnut #fighterjet #usa #aviation #usnavy #f18 #f16 #a10 #airforce #usarmy #usmarines #militaryjet #jetpilot #f18hornet #rhino #fighterpilot #fighterjets #planeporn #militaryaircraft #lvjackpilot #pilotstuff #u2 #spyplane #garypowers

The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down while in Soviet airspace. The aircraft, flown by Central Intelligence Agency pilot Francis Gary Powers, was performing photographic aerial reconnaissance when it was hit by an S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missile and crashed in Sverdlovsk. Powers parachuted safely and was captured.
Initially the United States government tried to cover up the plane's purpose and mission, but was forced to admit its military nature when the Soviet government came forward with the captured pilot and remains of the U-2 including spying technology that had survived the crash as well as photos of military bases in Russia taken by the aircraft. Coming roughly two weeks before the scheduled opening of an east–west summit in Paris, the incident was a great embarrassment to the United States and prompted a marked deterioration in its relations with the Soviet Union. Powers was convicted of espionage and sentenced to three years of imprisonment plus seven years of hard labor but would be released two years later on 10 February 1962 during a prisoner exchange for Soviet officer Rudolf Abel.
#garypowers #spyplane #lockheedu2 #coldwar #CIA #USA #USSR #dwightdeisenhower #khrushev #sovietairspace #shotdown #imprisoned #exchanged

#borninaugust Birth Anniversary of Gary Powers , American pilot, whose CIA U2 Spy plane was shot down by Soviet Union precipitating a diplomatic crisis during Cold War. #garypowers #coldwar #pilot #cia

One of our founders, Dr. Phil Dater, decided to make himself a replica of the famous Hi Standard HD Military #OSS pistol. It is amazing. #gemtech #history #22lr #silencer #suppressed #igetonetoo @hojutsu @ikickhippies #buildcoolshit #wwii #baseoftheskull #garypowers #wardepartment

Cycled out to the Glienicke Brücke between Potsdam and West Berlin earlier.. the actual bridge from the film "Bridge of Spies" and the historic border crossing where many Cold War era people exchanges took place, including most famously American Pilot Gary Powers in 1962. .
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#coldwarhistory #coldwar #glienickerbrücke #potsdam #westberlin #garypowers #history #cycling #cyclinglife

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#borninaugust Birth Anniversary of Gary Powers , American pilot, whose CIA U2 Spy plane was shot down by Soviet Union precipitating a diplomatic crisis during Cold War. #garypowers #coldwar #pilot #cia

event of interest
#July8_1960 – 🌍🌐🌎✈#FrancisGaryPowers
is charged with #espionage
resulting from his flight over the #SovietUnion.

Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) – often referred to as simply #GaryPowers – was an #American #pilot whose #CentralIntelligenceAgency (#CIA)[1] #U_2 #spy_plane was shot down while flying a #reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union #airspace, causing the #1960U2_incident. ©photo #Powers wearing special
pressure suit for #stratospheric flying, 1960

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Rudolf Ivanovich Abel (real name Vilyam "Willie" Genrikhovich Fisher , (July 11, 1903 – November 15, 1971) was a #Soviet #intelligenceofficer. He adopted his #alias when arrested on #charges of conspiracy by #FBIagents in 1957.

Born in the United Kingdom to Russian émigré parents, Fisher moved to Russia in the 1920s and served in the Soviet military before undertaking foreign service as a radio operator in Soviet intelligence in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He later served in an instructional role before taking part in intelligence operations against the Germans during World War II. After the war, he began working for the KGB, which sent him to the United States where he worked as part of a spy ring based in New York City.

In 1957 the #USFederalCourt in #NewYork convicted Fisher on three counts of #conspiracy as a #Sovietspy for his involvement in what became known as the #HollowNickelCase and sentenced him to 30 years' imprisonment at #AtlantaFederalPenitentiary, #Georgia. He served just over four years of his sentence before he was exchanged for captured #American #U2pilot Francis #GaryPowers. Back in the #SovietUnion, he lectured on his #experiences. He died in 1971 at the age of 68

(#Trump)10 Feb 1962 – #CapturedAmerican #U2spyplane (#LockheedU2 nicknamed "#DragonLady")pilot #GaryPowers is exchanged for captured #Sovietspy #RudolfAbel.

Cycled out to the Glienicke Brücke between Potsdam and West Berlin earlier.. the actual bridge from the film "Bridge of Spies" and the historic border crossing where many Cold War era people exchanges took place, including most famously American Pilot Gary Powers in 1962. .
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#coldwarhistory #coldwar #glienickerbrücke #potsdam #westberlin #garypowers #history #cycling #cyclinglife

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