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35th year  -  N° 220                 Friday, 7 August 2020         Antwerpen		
10 Minutes Before the Worm
United States Air Force pilot
Francis Gary Powers
known from the 1960 U-2 incident


  • 17 August 1929 (+) is born in Jenkins, United States.

  • 1 May 1960 (x) A Lockheed U-2 spy aircraft with Powers on board is shot down by the first of three SA-2 Guideline (S-75 Dvina) surface-to-air missiles fired by a battery commanded by Mikhail Voronov in Aramil, Russia.

  • 19 August 1960 (x) is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for spying in Moscow, Russia.

  • 10 February 1962 (x) The United States and Russia exchange Powers along with U.S. student Frederic Pryor for Soviet KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher aka Rudolf Abel in a well-publicized spy swap in Berlin, Germany.

  • 1 August 1977 (-) dies in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter crash in Encino, United States.


  • More info on Wikipedia