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  • Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident | Francis Gary Powers,Curt Gentry

    Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Francis Gary Powers, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated By Jon Lindstrom
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    U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is a central character in the movie Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks. In his classic 1970 memoir, Powers reveals the full story behind what happened in the most sensational espionage case in Cold War history. After his U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down, Powers was captured on May 1, 1960 and endured 61 days of rigorous interrogation by the KGB, a public trial, a conviction for espionage, and the start of a 10-year sentence.

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