Spy Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy 🗓

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Meeting Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM PST
Speaker: Francis Gary Powers Jr.
Location: The Proud Bird (1st Floor, The Aviator Room) 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Summary:
Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that his father was part of, and was featured in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies

Bio:
Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity in Vint Hill, Virginia, near Washington, DC. As chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study, he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation. He served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies. He lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.