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Francis Gary Powers U-2 -6 decades on

Old 3rd May 2021, 04:04
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Originally Posted by clareprop View Post
I've seen other bits at the Central Air Force museum in Moscow...next to a copy of the missile used. That was in 1999 so things might have changed since.

2014, still there, pile of wreckage in the middle of the room, flight suit, helmet, etc., in glass display cases around the walls.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 08:45
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Originally Posted by fltlt View Post
2014, still there, pile of wreckage in the middle of the room, flight suit, helmet, etc., in glass display cases around the walls.
and still there in 2018. I can recommend a visit. Great museum and interesting to see the official Cuban on the events since the revolution.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 13:22
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A snap of parts of the "Dragon Lady" and her nemesis, in the Museum of the Revolution, Havana.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 14:39
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Originally Posted by Mr N Nimrod View Post
and still there in 2018. I can recommend a visit. Great museum and interesting to see the official Cuban on the events since the revolution.
If memory serves, the “officially tagged launcher” of the SA 2 that tagged Powers is/was outside in the display area.
Somewhere amongst many hard drives, I have photos of all that stuff, of course none are indexed/notated/dated, nor are the photos identified by anything but their digitally assigned ID.
One of those will/must get around to doing that one day things, although on the odd occasion I have attempted to locate a particular photo, I have found myself wandering along down memory lane for a pleasant trip.
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Old 4th May 2021, 18:37
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The thing that always struck me as super ironic is he died when his helicopter ran out of fuel doing news coverage.
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Old 5th May 2021, 10:14
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The thing that always struck me as super ironic is he died when his helicopter ran out of fuel doing news coverage.
It was only in 2020 that his family received several posthumous awards: The Air Force awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Prisoner of War Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal, while the CIA, then headed by Director George J. Tenet, awarded him the Director’s Medal.
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Old 5th May 2021, 10:20
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Well deserved. Better late than never.
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