The son of a former U-2 spy plane pilot is speaking at a Manassas event.
On September 11, Francis Gary Powers Jr. will give a talk about an event that involved his father, Francis Gary Powers.
Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot, was shot down by the Soviet Union in May 1960 and was supposed to be confined for 10 years, according to a release from the Freedom Museum.
After about a year and nine months, he and Frederic Pryor, a United States student, were exchanged for Soviet KGB Colonel William Fisher.
Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the author of “Letters from a Soviet Prison” and “Spy Pilot,” and The Cold War Museum’s Founder and Chairman Emeritus.
His presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Freedom Museum in the Manassas Regional Airport terminal, 10600 Harry J. Parrish Boulevard.