Francis Gary Powers Soviet Prison Journal

Brown journal opened to first page
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Journal secretly written by pilot Francis Gary Powers while in prison in the Soviet Union. Starting in November 1960, the journal opens with a detailed recounting of the downing of his Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. Studio photograph on blue background of first page of journal showing preface and entry dated May 1, 1960; Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Washington, D.C., February 3, 2011.


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