The US Spy Plane the USSR shot down

USSR shot down a U+2 spy plane during the Cold War, and the world inched toward a nuclear war

Photo by Richard R. Schünemann on Unsplash

It was high up the skies of the USSR a U-2 US spy plane soared. It had an advanced camera that could pick up even the slightest detail on the ground.




Lessons from History is a platform for writers who share ideas and inspirational stories from world history. The objective is to promote history on Medium and demonstrate the value of historical writing.

Recommended from Medium

Cultural Globalization…. The good and the bad!

The waves of innovation

W̶e̶ the People

“We Can Never Go Back”: Franklin Roosevelt and the Jagged Path of Progress

Today in True Crime History: June 14

Our Ancestors Practiced The Bible In Africa

Today in True Crime History: September 21

UFO Reports, Assassination Details, and Humor — Straight From the CIA Web Site

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Karthick Nambi

Karthick Nambi

A human with interest in history and technology

More from Medium

How Did Britain Survive German Bombardment In World War II

Did France Really Lose That Many Wars?

How the Dutch Flooded the Spanish Army

Illustration of the Eighty Year’s war, showing soldiers rushing out of a city crossing a bridge

In The Civil War, The “Deadline” Was Meant Literally