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May 14, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One Russian-American spy scandal killed Eugene Posa. Forty-one years later, his family fears another one could keep his body hidden. Posa was a 38-year-old Air Force captain from Santa Monica in 1960 when he was tapped for a team to replace captured American U2 spy Francis Gary Powers for secret aerial surveillance over the Soviet Union. But a Soviet MIG fighter shot down Posa's Boeing RB-47 on its first flight. Posa seemed to disappear with the plane into the Barents Sea.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One Russian-American spy scandal killed Eugene Posa. Forty-one years later, his family fears another one could keep his body hidden. Posa was a 38-year-old Air Force captain from Santa Monica in 1960 when he was tapped for a team to replace captured American U2 spy Francis Gary Powers for secret aerial surveillance over the Soviet Union. But a Soviet MIG fighter shot down Posa's Boeing RB-47 on its first flight. Posa seemed to disappear with the plane into the Barents Sea.
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November 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Pentagon investigators are close to pinpointing the Russian burial site of a U.S. Air Force officer whose spy plane was shot down over the Barents Sea in July 1960, a Pentagon official said. He was lost two months after the better-known downing of Francis Gary Powers in a U-2 spy plane. Investigators in the case of Maj. Eugene Posa have found the hospital where his body was autopsied, a U.S.-Russia commission on the fate of missing U.S. servicemen said.
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