February 10, 1962 Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Berlin    Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency  U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.

Francis Gary Powers (August 1929 – August was an American pilot, who attended Grundy High School and whose Central Intelligence Agency spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 incident.

Rudolf Abel

Rudolf Abel

¿El puente de los espías o el fin de una operación de la CIA? Por: Fabián Escalante  Rudolf Abel, James Donovan y F. Gary Powers.

¿El puente de los espías o el fin de una operación de la CIA? Por: Fabián Escalante Rudolf Abel, James Donovan y F. Gary Powers.

Reino Häyhänen (1920–1961) was Rudolf Abel's assistant. After working as a spy in America for 10 years, Abel had become unhappy with Häyhänen over his drinking, arguing with his wife, and hiring of prostitutes. Moscow asked Häyhänen to return, but fearing that he would be punished or executed, Häyhänen fled to the U.S. Embassy in Paris where he revealed his identity as a KGB agent and alerted U.S. officials to the whereabouts of Abel, which eventually led to Abel's capture by the FBI

Reino Häyhänen (1920–1961) was Rudolf Abel's assistant. After working as a spy in America for 10 years, Abel had become unhappy with Häyhänen over his drinking, arguing with his wife, and hiring of prostitutes. Moscow asked Häyhänen to return, but fearing that he would be punished or executed, Häyhänen fled to the U.S. Embassy in Paris where he revealed his identity as a KGB agent and alerted U.S. officials to the whereabouts of Abel, which eventually led to Abel's capture by the FBI

Rudolf Abel, portrayed by Mark Rylance in the Bridge of Spies movie. See more pics at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

Rudolf Ivanovich Abel - spy arrested while living undercover in New York, convicted and later exchanged for downed pilot Francis Gary Powers

Vilyam "Willie" Genrikhovich Fisher was a Soviet intelligence officer, better known by the alias Rudolf Abel. After WWII, Fisher began working for the KGB, which sent him to the United States. In 1957, for his involvement in what became known as the Hollow Nickel Case, Fisher was convicted on three counts of conspiracy as a Soviet spy and sentenced him to 45 years' imprisonment. Fisher served just over four years of his sentence before he was exchanged for captured American U-2 pilot Gary…

Rudolf Ivanovich Abel , real name Vilyam "Willie" Genrikhovich Fisher was a Soviet intelligence officer. He adopted his alias when arrested on charges of conspiracy by FBI agents in

Col. Rudolf Abel

Alcolu resident’s father to be portrayed in Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg movie

James B. Donovan (American lawyer), negotiated 1962 swap exchange for American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel; then negotiated the release of 1,113 American prisoners held by Cuba after the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Donovan (American lawyer), negotiated 1962 swap exchange for American pilot Francis Gary Powers for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel; then negotiated the release of American prisoners held by Cuba after the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Alwayswriteagain: Rudolf Abel’s Anglo-Jewish  Connection? 'Where  Pollard is just a criminal with an inflated ego,  Mark Rylance’s filmic Abel is assiduous, phlegmatic and entirely honourable within the confines of the murky world in which he dwells'.

Alwayswriteagain: Rudolf Abel’s Anglo-Jewish Connection? 'Where Pollard is just a criminal with an inflated ego, Mark Rylance’s filmic Abel is assiduous, phlegmatic and entirely honourable within the confines of the murky world in which he dwells'.

La verità sul caso Rudolf Abel - James B. Donovan - spi thriller

La verità sul caso Rudolf Abel - James B.

Rudolf Abel, pictured in 1957

The Soviet spy who grew up in England

Rudolf Abel: The Soviet spy who grew up in England - BBC News

The movie looked at two major events in the Cold War, what was known as the Hollow Nickle Case, and the U-2 incident. In the Hollow Nickle Case, American agents apprehended a Soviet spy named Rudolf Abel who was exchanging information through a hollow nickle.

The movie looked at two major events in the Cold War, what was known as the Hollow Nickle Case, and the incident. In the Hollow Nickle Case, American agents apprehended a Soviet spy named Rudolf Abel who was exchanging information through a hollow nickle.

Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and actor Mark Rylance who portrays Abel in the Bridge of Spies movie. See more pics at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and actor Mark Rylance who portrays Abel in the Bridge of…

Glienicke Brücke (“Bridge of Spies”) is over the Havel River between Berlin and Potsdam.  On 10 February 1962, Col. Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy, was swapped on the bridge for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.

Berlin's real Bridge of Spies

Glienicke Brücke (“Bridge of Spies”) is over the Havel River between Berlin and Potsdam. On 10 February 1962, Col. Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy, was swapped on the bridge for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.

Glienicke Bridge prisoner exchange depicted in the Bridge of Spies movie, where Soviet spy Rudolf Abel was exchanged for American pilot Francis Gary Powers. See more pics at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

Glienicke Bridge prisoner exchange depicted in the Bridge of Spies movie, where Soviet spy Rudolf Abel was exchanged for American pilot Francis Gary Powers.

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