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Operation Overflight : a memoir of the U-2 Incident

Author: Francis Gary Powers; Curt Gentry
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2004.
Series: Aviation classics series.
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The story of an American Air Force pilot who completed twenty-seven reconnaisance missions for the CIA.
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Named Person: Francis Gary Powers; Francis Gary Powers; Francis Gary Powers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Gary Powers; Curt Gentry
ISBN: 1574884220 9781574884227
OCLC Number: 49892422
Description: xvi, 327 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Turner Air Force Base, Albany, Georgia, January, 1956 --
The Agency --
Operation overflight --
USSR --
USA --
Los Angeles, California, January, 1970.
Series Title: Aviation classics series.
Responsibility: Francis Gary Powers with Curt Gentry.

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This is Francis Gary Powers' memoir of when he served as a pilot in the US Air Force, completed 27 U-2 photographic reconnaissance missions for the CIA, and was shot down and captured in 1960. Upon  Read more...

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Powers seems the epitome of the spy in his very interesting chronicle. The story he writes is immensely personal, filled at various times with pride, fears, and misgivings. . . .

 
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