On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spyplane flew high above the Soviet Union photographing strategic targets. The pilot of this U-2 was thirty-year-old Francis Gary Powers. The plane was shot down by surface to air missiles causing the “1960 U-2 Incident“. Back in late-December, Google Earth Community member ‘BeadieJay’ posted an excellent Google Earth collection of placemarks documenting the life of Francis Gary Powers and the U-2 Incident.
Thanks to ‘Delta102′ for the tip. I would have posted this on May 1, but I was on a backpacking trip and completely off the ‘Net for a few days.