Operation Overflight A Memoir of the U-2 Incident

ISBN-10: 1574884220

ISBN-13: 9781574884227

Edition: 2002

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This is Francis Gary Powers' memoir of when he served as a pilot in the US Air Force, completed 27 U-2 reconnaissance missions for the CIA, and was shot down and captured in 1960. Upon his return to the US in 1962, he flew the U-2 as a test pilot.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Potomac Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Curt Gentry was born in Lamar, Colorado on June 13, 1931. During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force. He graduated from San Francisco State College. He wrote several books including Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, The Madams of San Francisco: An Irreverent History of the City by the Golden Gate, and J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets. He and Vincent Bugliosi wrote Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders, which won an Edgar Award for best fact crime book in 1975. He also wrote a novel entitled The Last Days of the Late, Great State of California. He died on July 10, 2014 at the age of 83.

Prologue: Turner Air Force Base, Albany, Georgia, January, 1956
The Agency
Operation Overflight
Los Angeles, California, January, 1970
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