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Remarks: Today is my 16th birthday! To celebrate this, I will be posting historical moments in aviation that happened on my birthday! Enjoy!

A CIA Lockheed U-2A piloted by Francis Gary Powers was downed by a Soviet SA-2 missile over the USSR. This flight was known as Operation GRAND SLAM and was to be the 24th and most ambitious deep-penetration operation of the U-2 program. Powers safely ejects from the stricken aircraft and parachutes down, only to be captured by the Soviets. Premier Nikita Khrushchev comes forward to the USSR and the world that a spy-plane was downed. However, he makes no comment on Powers. 21 months following Powers' initial capture, he is exchanged along with an American student in a spy swap for KGB Colonel Rudolf Abel. The downing of the U-2 occurred on 1 May 1960 and resulted in a dramatic shift in the Cold War. ▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃
Photographer(s): USAF
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Location(s): Edwards Air Force Base
Operator(s): USAF
Aircraft Type(s): Lockheed U-2A
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