History Stories
CATEGORY: U-2 Spy Incident
Remembering the U-2 Spy Plane Incident
May 1, 2015

Fifty-five years ago, one of the most notorious chapters in the Cold War began after American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down and captured during a spying mission over the Soviet Union. Read More

U-2 Spy Plane’s Retirement Signals the End of an Era
August 5, 2011

After more than 50 years gathering intelligence 13 miles in the air, the high-altitude aircraft will be phased out by 2015. Read More