francis gary powers
pilot who was captured on May 1, 1960, while on a reconnaissance flight deep inside the Soviet Union. The capture, known as the U-2 Affair (q.v.), resulted in the cancellation by the Soviet Union of a conference with the United States, Great Britain, and France.
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|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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