The plane was shot down by a missile on 1st may 1960,over the USSR.
the soviets shot down an American spy plane
The US had a spy plane called the U-2 that was shot down over the Soviet Union.
If you are referring to the U2 pilot that was shot down over the USSR in 1960, that would have been Frances Gary Powers.
It was cancelled because President Eisenhower refused Soviet requests that he apologize for the U-2 incident where the Soviets shot down and recovered a US spy plane.
It was an American U-2 spy plane that was shot down over the Soviet Union. It was The U-2 crysis of 1960.
The U2 spy plane with Gary Powers at the controls
the peep who got shot down was gary powers i belive it was over russia
Because the U.S. sent the U-2 spy plane over Russia to...well...spy. The plane was later shot down by the soviets and the pilot was captured, they knew it was an American plane because 1. they had the pilot 2. American flags where one the plane President Eisenhower never gave an apology.
That was a U-2, flown by Gary Powers. He was shot down over the Soviet Union on 1 May, 1960.