Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson (left) poses with pilot Frances Gary Powers (right); one-half right front view, close-up, of back portion of Lockheed U-2 (r/n N803X) in background. Autographed at lower right quadrant: To: Gary Powers - In appreciation for many jobs well done - over USA & Russia [signed] C.L. "Kelly" Johnson.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes
  • U-2 Incident, 1960
  • U-2 (Reconnaissance aircraft)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1960

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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