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CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers shot down. May 1. On this Day in Aviation History —

CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers shot down. May 1. On this Day in Aviation History —

1960 – During the Cold War, the United States was desperate for timely, accurate intelligence on Russian military activities. While that sort of information is gained by powerful satellites today, space-based reconnaissance was in its infancy in the 1960s. Not only was it unreliable, it was also not at all timely, since film had to […]
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