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U2 pilot Powers freed by Soviets in an spy exchange 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: 'Francis Gary Powers: The U-2 Spy Plane Incident' (Feb. 10, 1962 at 2:33)

(Saturday, February 10, 1962, 2:52 a.m. EST) — The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers today (along with American student Frederic Pryor) in a well publicized spy swap for Soviet KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher (aka Rudolf Abel), a Soviet colonel who was caught by the FBI and put in jail for espionage, at the Glienicke Bridge in Berlin, Germany. Continue reading U2 pilot Powers freed by Soviets in an spy exchange 50 years ago today (1962)