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  • U.S.S.R.
    Sunday May 1, 1960

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    U.S. one-man U-2 spy plane was reportedly shot down at high altitude over Soviet airspace

    U.S.S.R.
    Sunday May 1, 1960

    On May 1, 1960, a U.S. one-man U-2 spy plane was reportedly shot down at high altitude over Soviet airspace. The flight was made to gain photo intelligence before the scheduled opening of an east-west summit conference, which had been scheduled in Paris, 15 days later.




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