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Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary PowersBorn: 17-Aug-1929
Birthplace: Jenkins, KY
Died: 1-Aug-1977
Location of death: Encino, CA
Cause of death: Accident - Helicopter
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military, Spy

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: U2 shot down over the Soviet Union

Military service: USAF (2nd Lt., 1951)

Wife: Claudia Edwards "Sue" Powers (CIA agent, b. 23-Jul-1935, d. 17-Jun-2004)
Son: Francis Gary Powers Jr.
Daughter: Dee Rogers

    University: Milligan College, TN

    Espionage Convicted in the Soviet Union (released 1962)
    Distinguished Flying Cross (posthumous)
    Traveled to the USSR May-1960
    Released in Prisoner Exchange for Rudolf Abel (10-Feb-1962)
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

Author of books:
Operation Overflight (1970, memoir, with Curt Gentry)

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