The U-2 Incident. By Samantha Raymond and Dan O’Connell Period 4. What was the U-2 incident?. May 1, 1960 – The United States sent a U-2 plane, to fly over the Soviet Union, to take infrared pictures of the USSR. The flight was issued by the CIA Francis Gary Powers was the pilot
By Samantha Raymond and Dan O’Connell
The United States had been sending many of these planes to fly over the Soviet Union because they were afraid the Soviets might be preparing for war
The Soviets knew that these planes were flying overhead since 1958
Were made to fly above 90,000 feet, so they could be undetected by the Soviets
The U-2 planes were designed with cameras that took infrared pictures of the Soviets’ military installations
More tension between the Soviet Union and United States
Every peacemaking attempt had fallen short
Cold War would go on for about another decade because the summit conference did not take place
U.S. policies – Cuba and Vietnam
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